Tachiarai, Fukuoka

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Tachiarai
大刀洗町
Town
Imamura Catholic Church
Imamura Catholic Church
Flag of Tachiarai
Flag
Location of Tachiarai in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Tachiarai in Fukuoka Prefecture
Tachiarai is located in Japan
Tachiarai
Tachiarai
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°22′N 130°37′E / 33.367°N 130.617°E / 33.367; 130.617Coordinates: 33°22′N 130°37′E / 33.367°N 130.617°E / 33.367; 130.617
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Fukuoka Prefecture
District Mii
Area
 • Total 22.83 km2 (8.81 sq mi)
Population (April 30, 2017)
 • Total 15,567
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Ilex integra
 • Flower Cherry blossom
 • Bird Skylark
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 819 Tomita, Tachiarai-machi, Mii-gun, Fukuoka-ken
830-1298
Website www.town.tachiarai.fukuoka.jp

Tachiarai (大刀洗町, Tachiarai-machi) is a town located in Mii District, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 30, 2017, it has an estimated population of 15,567 and a density of 680 persons per km².[1] The total area is 22.83 km².

Tachiarai is divided into three neighborhoods: Ozeki, Hongō and Kikuchi. Much of the land is used for growing rice and other crops.

History[edit]

Imamura Catholic Church was built in 1913, although there have been hidden Christians in the area since the 16th century.[2]

Tachiarai was home to an Imperial Japanese Army Air Force Base, established in 1919 and the Tachiarai Army Flight School, established in 1940, before American bombers destroyed them in 1945.

Attractions[edit]

Tachiarai Peace Museum

Education[edit]

The Tachiarai Board of Education is located near Ozeki train station, and is titled "Dream Center".

There is one junior high school and four elementary schools in Tachiarai. There are also a number of nursery schools, and one private English school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Tachiarai Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Tachiarai Town. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~gensei/ee1.html

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