Kyōwa Town hall
|Prefecture||Hokkaido (Shiribeshi Subprefecture)|
|• Mayor||Eiji Yamamoto|
|• Total||304.96 km2 (117.75 sq mi)|
(September 30, 2016)
|• Density||20/km2 (52/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+09:00 (JST)|
|City hall address||38-2 Minamihoroni, Kyōwa, Iwanai-gun, Hokkaido|
Neighboring towns and villageEdit
- 1880: The village of Hattari was founded.
- 1897: The village of Maeda was founded.
- 1901: The village of Kozawa was founded.
- 1906: Hattari Village and Maeda Village became Second Class Villages.
- 1909: Kozawa Village became a Second Class Village.
- 1923: Hattari Village and Maeda Village became First Class Villages.
- 1955: Hattari Village, Maeda Village, and Kozawa Village were merged to form the new village of Kyōwa.
- 1971: Kyōwa Village became Kyōwa Town.
Kyōwa's main economic activity is farming, with watermelon, Japanese melon, and sweet corn as major crops. In line with the agricultural theme, the town's mascot is the kakashi, or scarecrow, images of which adorn features of the town including brickwork and light posts.
- High school
- Hokkaido Kyōwa High School
- Junior high school
- Kyōwa Junior High School
- Elementary school
- Toyo Elementary School
- Seiryo Elementary School
- Hokushin Elementary School
Iwanai Line (Japanese National Railways) used to run through the town from Kozawa Station to Iwanai Station (Iwanai).