Kinokawa
紀の川市
Kokawa Temple, a sightseeing spot in Kinokawa
Location of Kinokawa in Wakayama Prefecture
Kinokawa
Kinokawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°15′59″N 135°21′55″E / 34.26639°N 135.36528°E / 34.26639; 135.36528Coordinates: 34°15′59″N 135°21′55″E / 34.26639°N 135.36528°E / 34.26639; 135.36528
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureWakayama Prefecture
Government
 • MayorShinji Nakamura (since November 2005)
Area
 • Total228.24 km2 (88.12 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total61,850
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall addressNishi-Oi 338, Kinokawa City, Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県紀の川市西大井338番地)
649-6492
Symbols
BirdCettia diphone
FlowerPeach
TreeOsmanthus

Kinokawa (紀の川市, Kinokawa-shi) is a city in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. As of October 1, 2016, the city had an estimated population of 61,850 and a population density of 270 persons per km². The total area is 228.24 km².

The modern city of Kinokawa was established on November 11, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Kishigawa, Kokawa, Momoyama, Naga and Uchita (all from Naga District).

Kokawa Temple is famous for sightseeing in Kinokawa.[citation needed]

Attractions

Notable people from Kinokawa city

References

  1. ^ Wong, Hiufu (24 May 2013). "The cat that saved a Japanese train station: Meet Tama, Japan's cutest stationmaster, and her adorable cat-shaped station home". CNN Travel. Retrieved 27 May 2013.