Kawatana, Nagasaki

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Kawatana
川棚町
Town
Kawatana Town Office
Kawatana Town Office
Flag of Kawatana
Flag
Location of Kawatana in Nagasaki Prefecture
Location of Kawatana in Nagasaki Prefecture
Kawatana is located in Japan
Kawatana
Kawatana
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
Government
 • Mayor Fumio Yamaguchi
Area
 • 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.

Geography

Surrounding municipalities

Education

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.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

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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