Yoshinogari, Saga

Yoshinogari (吉野ヶ里町, Yoshinogari-chō) is a town located in Kanzaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is the result of a merger between the town of Mitagawa, and the village of Higashisefuri, both from Kanzaki District, on March 1, 2006. As of March 1, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 16,117.

Yoshinogari
吉野ヶ里町
Town
Flag of Yoshinogari
Official seal of Yoshinogari
Location of Yoshinogari in Saga Prefecture
Location of Yoshinogari in Saga Prefecture
Yoshinogari is located in Japan
Yoshinogari
Yoshinogari
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°24′E / 33.317°N 130.400°E / 33.317; 130.400Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°24′E / 33.317°N 130.400°E / 33.317; 130.400
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureSaga Prefecture
DistrictKanzaki
Area
 • Total43.94 km2 (16.97 sq mi)
Population
 (March 1, 2017)
 • Total16,117
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address321-2 Yoshida, Yoshinogari-chō, Kanzaki-gun, Saga-ken
842-8501
Websitetown.yoshinogari.saga.jp

GeographyEdit

Yoshinogari is located in the northern part of Saga Prefecture. It is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Saga City and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Fukuoka. Yoshinogari is very narrow north to south. The southern part contains the northern end of the Chikushi Plains (part of the Saga Plains), and north of the Nagasaki Expressway is the southern end of the Sefuri Mountains.

Adjoining municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

 
Reconstructed dwellings at the Yoshinogari site.

In 1986, the remains of a Yayoi period moat-encircled village were discovered on Yoshinogari Hill at the site of a planned factory housing complex. The area was named the Yoshinogari site and the town name originates from here.

  • April 1, 1889 - The modern system of municipalities is established, and the town area consists of Mitagawa Village and Higashi-Sefuri Village.
  • April 1, 1965 - Mitagawa Village becomes Mitagawa Town.
  • March 1, 2006 - Mitagawa Town and Higashi-Sefuri village merge to form Yoshinogari Town.

EducationEdit

Junior High SchoolsEdit

  • Mitagawa Junior High School
  • Higashi-Sefuri Junior High School

Elementary SchoolsEdit

  • Mitagawa Elementary School
  • Higashi-Sefuri Elementary School

TransportationEdit

AirEdit

The closest airports are Saga Airport and Fukuoka Airport.

RailEdit

RoadEdit

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