Mikawa, Yamagata

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Mikawa
三川町
Town
Mikawa town hall
Mikawa town hall
Flag of Mikawa
Flag
Official seal of Mikawa
Seal
Location of Mikawa in Akita Prefecture
Location of Mikawa in Akita Prefecture
Mikawa is located in Japan
Mikawa
Mikawa
 
Coordinates: 38°47′40.5″N 139°50′58.9″E / 38.794583°N 139.849694°E / 38.794583; 139.849694Coordinates: 38°47′40.5″N 139°50′58.9″E / 38.794583°N 139.849694°E / 38.794583; 139.849694
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Yamagata
District Higashitagawa
Area
 • Total 33.22 km2 (12.83 sq mi)
Population (October 2015)
 • Total 7,639
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Brassica rapa
Phone number 0235-66-3111
Address 85 Nishida, Yokoyama Aze Mikawa-machi, Higashitagawa-gun, Yamagata-ken 997-1301
Website Official website
Shonai Roadside Station

Mikawa (三川町, Mikawa-machi) is a town located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. As of October 2015, the town had an estimated population of 7,639, and a population density of 230 persons per km². The total area is 33.22 square kilometres (13 sq mi).

Geography

Mikawa is located in the coastal plains of northeast Yamagata Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities

Climate

Mikawa has a Humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa) with large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from August to October.

History

The area of present-day Mikawa was part of ancient Dewa Province. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Higashitagawa District, Yamagata Prefecture. The village of Mikawa was established on January 1, 1955 by the amalgamation of Yokoyama and Oshikiri villages with Togō Village from Nishitagawa District. It was elevated to town status on June 1, 1968.

Economy

The economy of Mikawa is based on agriculture.

Education

Mikawa has three elementary schools and one middle school.

Transportation

Railway

Mikawa is not served by any railroads.

Highway

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Noted people from Mikawa

References

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

External links

Media related to Mikawa, Yamagata at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official Website} (in Japanese)
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