Ōkawa, Fukuoka

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Ōkawa

大川市
Flag of Ōkawa
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Location of Ōkawa in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Ōkawa in Fukuoka Prefecture
Ōkawa is located in Japan
Ōkawa
Ōkawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°12′N 130°23′E / 33.200°N 130.383°E / 33.200; 130.383Coordinates: 33°12′N 130°23′E / 33.200°N 130.383°E / 33.200; 130.383
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureFukuoka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKoji Ueki (since July 2005)
Area
 • Total33.63 km2 (12.98 sq mi)
Population
 (January 31, 2012)
 • Total37,579
 • Density1,117.42/km2 (2,894.1/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreePrincess tree
 • FlowerCanna lily
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address256-1 Ōaza Sakami, Ōkawa-shi, Fukuoka-ken
831-8601
Websitewww.city.okawa.fukuoka.jp

Ōkawa (大川市, Ōkawa-shi) is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1954. The name means 'big river'.

As of January 31, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 37,579, with 13,102 households and a population density of 1,117.42 persons per km². The total area is 33.63 km².

Geography[edit]

Ōkawa is located in southern Fukuoka Prefecture next to the border with Saga Prefecture. The Chikugo River flows from northeast to southwest through the city, which is relatively flat. At the centre of Ōkawa, the Hanamune River flows into the Chikugo River as a tributary.

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