Kozagawa

古座川町
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Location of Kozagawa in Wakayama Prefecture
Kozagawa
Kozagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°32′N 135°49′E / 33.533°N 135.817°E / 33.533; 135.817Coordinates: 33°32′N 135°49′E / 33.533°N 135.817°E / 33.533; 135.817
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureWakayama Prefecture
DistrictHigashimuro
Government
 • MayorTakeo Takeda (since July 2008)
Area
 • Total294.52 km2 (113.71 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total2,749
 • Density9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall addressTakaike 673-2, Kozagawa Town, Higashi-Muro District, Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県東牟婁郡古座川町高池673-2)
649-4104
Websitewww.town.kozagawa.wakayama.jp
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BirdCettia diphone
FlowerPrunus jamasakura
TreeCryptomeria japonica

Kozagawa (古座川町, Kozagawa-chō) is a town located in Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 2016, the town has an estimated population of 2,749,[citation needed] and a density of 9.3 persons per km². The total area is 294.52 km².

Geography

This town is located in a mountainous region of southern part of Kii Peninsula. In this town, the forestry is prosperous.

The total area of Kozagawa is the second largest in Wakayama Prefecture. However, the population of Kozagawa Town is the second smallest in the prefecture.

History

Because of warm and wet climate, from ancient times, good-quality woods, called "Kozagawa-Zai(古座川材)", have been produced.

Administration

The present town mayor is Takeo Takeda (武田丈夫) (2008- ).

Kozagawa Town, Kushimoto Town, and Susami Town comes under Kushimoto police station. In Kozagawa Town, there are three Kōbans: Takaike, Myojin, and Sada.

Economy

According to the census of 2005, 162 people engage in primary industry, 196 people engage in secondary industry, and 927 people engage in third industry.[citation needed]

The local speciality of this town is Yuzu.

Sights

Transportation

Railway

There are no stations in Kozagawa. The nearest station is Koza Station of JR Kisei Main Line, located in Kushimoto.

Highways

Buses

Notable people

Persons from Kozagawa Town

Persons related to Kozagawa Town