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Kōzaki (神崎町, Kōzaki-machi) is a town located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 6,415, and a population density of 323 persons per km2. The total area is 19.85 square kilometres (7.66 sq mi).[1]

Kōzaki

神崎町
Town
Kozaki Shrine
Kozaki Shrine
Flag of Kōzaki
Flag
Official seal of Kōzaki
Seal
Location of Kōzaki in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Kōzaki in Chiba Prefecture
Kōzaki is located in Japan
Kōzaki
Kōzaki
 
Coordinates: 35°54′N 140°24′E / 35.900°N 140.400°E / 35.900; 140.400Coordinates: 35°54′N 140°24′E / 35.900°N 140.400°E / 35.900; 140.400
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureChiba Prefecture
DistrictKatori
Area
 • Total19.85 km2 (7.66 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2012)
 • Total6,415
 • Density323/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City symbols 
• TreeCinnamomum camphora
• FlowerRose
• BirdJapanese white-eye
Phone number0478(72)2111
Address163 Honjuku. Katori-gun, Kōzaki-machi, Chiba-ken 289-0292
Websitehttp://www.town.kozaki.chiba.jp/

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EtymologyEdit

The name of the town of Kōzaki in the Japanese language is formed from two kanji characters. The first, , means kami, the Japanese term for god, spirit, or a natural force; and the second, means "cape" or "small peninsula".

GeographyEdit

Kōzaki is located in far northern Chiba Prefecture. The town faces the Tone River to the north, and sits on the lowlands of the river to the north and the Shimōsa Plateau to the south. Kōzaki is part of Ōtone Prefectural Natural Park.[1]

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Kōzaki was historically part of Shimōsa Province until the formation of Chiba Prefecture at the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912). Kōzaki and Yonezawa villages were founded on April 1, 1889 within Katori District of Chiba Prefecture. Kōzaki was elevated to town status on March 12, 1890. On January 5, 1955, old Kōzaki and Yonezawa merged into new and expanded town of Kōzaki.[1]

EconomyEdit

Kōzaki is a regional commercial center with some light manufacturing industries.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

HighwayEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "神崎(町)" [Kōzaki]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-07-15.

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