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).
Location of Kōzaki in Chiba Prefecture
|• Total||19.85 km2 (7.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||323/km2 (840/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Cinnamomum camphora|
|• Bird||Japanese white-eye|
|Address||163 Honjuku. Katori-gun, Kōzaki-machi, Chiba-ken 289-0292|
The name of the town of Kōzaki in the Japanese language is formed from two kanji characters. The first, 神, means kami, the Japanese term for god, spirit, or a natural force; and the second, 崎 means "cape" or "small peninsula".
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.
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.
Kōzaki is a regional commercial center with some light manufacturing industries.
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