Ogawa, Saitama

Ogawa (小川町, Ogawa-machi) is a town in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the town had an estimated population of 30,972, and a population density of 513 persons per km². Its total area is 60.36 km².

Ogawa

小川町
Ogawa town office
Ogawa town office
Flag of Ogawa
Flag
Official seal of Ogawa
Seal
Location of Ogawa in Saitama Prefecture
Location of Ogawa in Saitama Prefecture
Ogawa is located in Japan
Ogawa
Ogawa
Location of Ogawa in Saitama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°3′24″N 139°15′42.6″E / 36.05667°N 139.261833°E / 36.05667; 139.261833Coordinates: 36°3′24″N 139°15′42.6″E / 36.05667°N 139.261833°E / 36.05667; 139.261833
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureSaitama Prefecture
DistrictHiki
Area
 • Total60.36 km2 (23.31 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2016)
 • Total30,972
 • Density513/km2 (1,330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerAdonis ramosa
- BirdJapanese white-eye
Phone number0493-72-1221
Address55 Otsuka, Ogawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 355-0392
Websitehttp://www.town.ogawa.saitama.jp/

GeographyEdit

Ogawa is located in central Saitama Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The village of Ogawa was created within Hiki District, Saitama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Ogawa annexed the neighboring villages of Okawa, Takezawa and Yawata on February 1, 1955. Tokigawa and Tamagawa merged to form the town of Tokigawa.[citation needed]

EconomyEdit

The town was traditionally famous for Japanese traditional papermaking (washi).[citation needed]

EducationEdit

Ogawa has six elementary schools, three junior high schools, and one high school.

TransportationEdit

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