Tagawa

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Tagawa

田川市
City
Location of Tagawa in Fukuoka
Location of Tagawa in Fukuoka
Coordinates: 33°38′20″N 130°48′22″E / 33.63889°N 130.80611°E / 33.63889; 130.80611Coordinates: 33°38′20″N 130°48′22″E / 33.63889°N 130.80611°E / 33.63889; 130.80611
KintraJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefecturFukuoka
Govrenment
 • MayorNobukatsu Itoh (syne Mey 2003)
Area
 • Total54.52 km2 (21.05 sq mi)
Population
 (May 31, 2011)
 • Tot51,128
 • Density937.78/km2 (2,428.8/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeGinkgo biloba, Osmanthus
 • FlouerAzalea
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Staundart Time)
City Hall AddressChuo 1-1, Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県田川市中央町1の1)
825-8501

Tagawa (田川市, Tagawa-shi) is a ceety locatit in Fukuoka, Japan.

As o 31 Mey 2011, the ceety haes an estimatit population o 51,128, wi 24,348 hoosehaulds an a population densitie o 937.78 fowk per km². Its total aurie is 54.52 km².

The ceety wis foondit on 3 November 1943.

Tagawa wis historically a coal minin ceety, an is easily recognizable bi its twa tall chimneys locatit near Tagawa-Ita (田川伊田駅). Currently active industries in Tagawa include limestane an cement production. Tirol (チロル) miniatur chocolates are manufactured in Tagawa. The TRIAL Kyushu warehoose is locatit in Ita-machi, an services TRIAL discount stores in aw prefecturs in Kyushu.

Tagawa is servicit bi twa main JR stations, Tagawa-Ita (田川伊田) an Tagawa-Gotōji (田川後藤寺). These stations provide transport links tae Kokura, Hita, an Shin-Iizuka via the Hitahikosan Line (日田彦山線) an Gotōji Line (後藤寺線). In addeetion, the private rail company Heisei Chikuho Railway Line (terminal points: Yukuhashi an Nōgata) maks major stops at baith Tagawa-Ita an Tagawa-Gotōji.

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