Tagawa, Fukuoka

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Tagawa city hall
Tagawa city hall
Flag of Tagawa
Official seal of Tagawa
Location of Tagawa in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Tagawa in Fukuoka Prefecture
Tagawa is located in Japan
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
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Fukuoka Prefecture
 • Mayor Nobukatsu Itoh (since May 2003)
 • Total 54.52 km2 (21.05 sq mi)
Population (May 31, 2011)
 • Total 51,128
 • Density 937.78/km2 (2,428.8/sq mi)
 • Tree Ginkgo biloba, Osmanthus
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Chuo 1-1, Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県田川市中央町1の1)

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

As of May 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 51,128, with 24,348 households and a population density of 937.78 people per km². 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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