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Kōzaki

Kōzaki
神崎町
Town
Kozaki Shrine
Kozaki Shrine
Flag of Kōzaki
Flag
Official seal of Kōzaki
Seal
Location of Kōzaki in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Kōzaki in Chiba Prefecture
Kōzaki is located in Japan
Kōzaki
Kōzaki
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
District Katori
Area
 • Total 19.85 km2 (7.66 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 6,415
 • Density 323/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Rose
- Bird Japanese White-eye
Phone number 0478(72)2111
Address 163 Honjuku. Katori-gun, Kōzaki-machi, Chiba-ken 289-0292
Website of Kōzaki

Kōzaki (神崎町 Kōzaki-machi) is a town located in Katori District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 6,415 and a population density of 323 persons per km². The total area was 19.85 square kilometres (7.66 sq mi).[1]

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • Geography 2
    • Neighboring municipalities 2.1
  • History 3
  • Economy 4
  • Transportation 5
    • Railway 5.1
    • Highway 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Etymology

The name of the town of Kōzaki in the Japanese language is formed from two kanji characters. The first, 神, means kami, the Japanese term for god, spirit, or a natural force; and the second, 崎 means "cape" or "small peninsula".

Geography

Kōzaki is located in far northern Chiba Prefecture. The town faces the Tone River to the north, and sits on the lowlands of the river to the north and the Shimōsa Plateau to the south. Kōzaki is part of Ōtone Prefectural Natural Park.[1]

Neighboring municipalities

History

Kōzaki was historically part of Shimōsa Province until the formation of Chiba Prefecture at the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912). Kōzaki and Yonezawa villages were founded on April 1, 1889 within Katori District of Chiba Prefecture. Kōzaki was elevated to town status on March 12, 1890. On January 5, 1955, Kōzaki and Yonezawa merged.[1]

Economy

Kōzaki is a regional commercial center with some light manufacturing industries.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

References

  1. ^ a b c "神崎(町)" [Kōzaki]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012.  

External links

  • Kōzaki official website in Japanese


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