Location of Yoshinogari in Saga Prefecture
|• Total||43.94 km2 (16.97 sq mi)|
|Population (February 1, 2009)|
|• Density||371/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||321-2 Yoshida, Yoshinogari-chō, Kanzaki-gun, Saga-ken
Yoshinogari is located in the northern part of Saga Prefecture. It is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Saga City and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Fukuoka. Yoshinogari is very narrow north to south. The southern part contains the northern end of the Chikushi Plains (part of the Saga Plains), and north of the Nagasaki Expressway is the southern end of the Sefuri Mountains.
In 1986, the remains of a Yayoi period moat-encircled village were discovered on Yoshinogari Hill at the site of a planned factory housing complex. The area was named the Yoshinogari site and the town name originates from here.
- April 1, 1889 - The modern system of municipalities is established, and the town area consists of Mitagawa Village and Higashi-Sefuri Village.
- April 1, 1965 - Mitagawa Village becomes Mitagawa Town.
- March 1, 2006 - Mitagawa Town and Higashi-Sefuri village merge to form Yoshinogari Town.
Junior High Schools
- Mitagawa Junior High School
- Higashi-Sefuri Junior High School
- Mitagawa Elementary School
- Higashi-Sefuri Elementary School
- Expressways: Nagasaki Expressway (Higashi-Sefuri Interchange)
- National Highways: Route 34 and Route 385.
- Prefectural Roads: Saga Prefectural Route 31, and Route 46