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Kaisei (開成町, Kaisei-machi) is a town located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 16,567, and a population density of 2,530 persons per km². The total area is 6.56 km². It is the smallest town in Kanagawa Prefecture in terms of area.

Kaisei

開成町
Town
Kaisei Town Hall
Kaisei Town Hall
Flag of Kaisei
Flag
Official seal of Kaisei
Seal
Location of Kaisei in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Kaisei in Kanagawa Prefecture
Kaisei is located in Japan
Kaisei
Kaisei
 
Coordinates: 35°20′N 139°08′E / 35.333°N 139.133°E / 35.333; 139.133Coordinates: 35°20′N 139°08′E / 35.333°N 139.133°E / 35.333; 139.133
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureKanagawa Prefecture
DistrictAshigarakami
Area
 • Total6.56 km2 (2.53 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2012)
 • Total16,567
 • Density2,530/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCastanopsis
- FlowerHydrangea
Phone number0465-83-2331
Address773 Ezawa, Kaisei-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa-ken 258-8502
Websitehttp://www.town.kaisei.kanagawa.jp/

GeographyEdit

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The area of modern Kaisei was part of Odawara Domain in Sagami Province during the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, the area became part of Ashigarakami District in Kanagawa Prefecture and was divided into several villages. The town of Kaisei was founded on February 2, 1955 through the merger of Sakata village and Yoshidajima village. It was connected by train on March 14, 1985.

It is the headquarters of Anarchism in Japan.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Kaisei is based primarily on agriculture and forestry. The main industry is a factory owned by Fujifilm.

TransportationEdit

RailroadEdit

HighwayEdit

  • Kanagawa Prefectural Routes 78, 712, 720

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