Kawatana, Nagasaki

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Kawatana Town Office
Kawatana Town Office
Flag of Kawatana
Location of Kawatana in Nagasaki Prefecture
Location of Kawatana in Nagasaki Prefecture
Kawatana is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°04′N 129°52′E / 33.067°N 129.867°E / 33.067; 129.867Coordinates: 33°04′N 129°52′E / 33.067°N 129.867°E / 33.067; 129.867
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Nagasaki Prefecture
District Higashisonogi
 • Mayor Fumio Yamaguchi
 • Total 74.25 km2 (28.67 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2009)
 • Total 9,219
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Website kawatana.jp

Kawatana (川棚町, Kawatana-chō) is a town located in Higashisonogi District, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 1, 2009, the town has an estimated population of 14,760 and a density of 396 persons per km². The total area is 37.25 km².

During World War II, manufacturing facilities associated with the Sasebo Naval Arsenal were constructed in Kawatana, leading to a temporary increase in population. The economy of the area is now heavily dependent on agriculture and fishing.


Surrounding municipalities


Kawatana have a prefectural high school, the Kawatana Prefectural High School (長崎県立川棚高等学校, Nagasaki-kenritsu Kawatana Kōtōgakkō), also known as Kawakō (川高). Meanwhile, the town also have a junior high school and three primary schools. There are also two special aid schools in Kawatana.




Japan National Route 205 passes through Kawatana.

External links

  • Media related to Kawatana, Nagasaki at Wikimedia Commons
  • Kawatana official website (in Japanese)

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