Tagawa, Fukuoka

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Tagawa

田川市
Tagawa city hall
Tagawa city hall
Flag of Tagawa
Flag
Official seal of Tagawa
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Location of Tagawa in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Tagawa in Fukuoka Prefecture
Tagawa is located in Japan
Tagawa
Tagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°38′20″N 130°48′22″E / 33.63889°N 130.80611°E / 33.63889; 130.80611Coordinates: 33°38′20″N 130°48′22″E / 33.63889°N 130.80611°E / 33.63889; 130.80611
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureFukuoka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKimito Futaba (since May 2015)
Area
 • Total54.52 km2 (21.05 sq mi)
Population
 (May 31, 2011)
 • Total51,128
 • Density937.78/km2 (2,428.8/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeGinkgo biloba, Osmanthus
 • FlowerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall addressChuo 1-1, Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県田川市中央町1の1)
825-8501

Tagawa (田川市, Tagawa-shi) is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 3, 1943.

As of October 1, 2018, the city has an estimated population of 48,241, with 24,537 households. Its total area is 54.52 km².

Tagawa was historically a coal mining city, and is easily recognizable by its two tall chimneys located near Tagawa-Ita (田川伊田駅). Currently active industries in Tagawa include limestone and cement production. Tirol (チロル) miniature chocolates are manufactured in Tagawa. The TRIAL Kyushu warehouse is located in Ita-machi, and services TRIAL discount stores in all prefectures in Kyushu.

Tagawa is serviced by two main JR stations, Tagawa-Ita (田川伊田) and Tagawa-Gotōji (田川後藤寺). These stations provide transport links to Kokura, Hita, and Shin-Iizuka via the Hitahikosan Line (日田彦山線) and Gotōji Line (後藤寺線). In addition, the private rail company Heisei Chikuho Railway Line (terminal points: Yukuhashi and Nōgata) makes major stops at both Tagawa-Ita and Tagawa-Gotōji.

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