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Kakogawa (加古川市, Kakogawa-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on June 15, 1950.

Kakogawa

加古川市
Kakogawa City Montage
Kakogawa City Montage
Flag of Kakogawa
Flag
Official seal of Kakogawa
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Location of Kakogawa in Hyōgo
Location of Kakogawa in Hyōgo
Kakogawa is located in Japan
Kakogawa
Kakogawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°45′N 134°50′E / 34.750°N 134.833°E / 34.750; 134.833Coordinates: 34°45′N 134°50′E / 34.750°N 134.833°E / 34.750; 134.833
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureHyōgo
Government
 • MayorYasuhiro Okada
Area
 • Total138.51 km2 (53.48 sq mi)
Population
 (September 1, 2016)
 • Total266,433
 • Density1,923.98/km2 (4,983.1/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeJapanese Black Pine
 • FlowerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address2000 Kakogawachō Kitazaike, Kakogawa-shi Hyōgo-ken
675-8501
Websitewww.city.kakogawa.lg.jp

As of September 1, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 266,433 and a population density of 1,923.98 persons per km². The total area is 138.51 km².

The city offers easy access to Himeji (about 10 mins), Kobe (about 30 mins) and Osaka (about 50 mins) by JR Line.

The city currently has a sister city relationship with Maringá, in Brazil, and Auckland, in New Zealand.

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ArchitectureEdit

Special DishesEdit

Katsumeshi is a speciality of Kakogawa. The dish is essentially a beef cutlet served on top of plate of rice with demi-glace sauce. It is a must-try if you are in the area.

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