Kawaba, Gunma

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—  City  —
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Gunma Prefecture
 • Total 85.29 km2 (32.9 sq mi)
Population (September 1, 2007)
 • Total 4,124
 • Density 48.35/km2 (125.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 0278-52-2111
Address Kawaba-mura, 2390-2 Ōaza Tanichi
Website Kawaba Village
File:Michinoeki kawaba den-en plaza.jpg
Roadside Station Kawaba Denen Plaza

Kawaba (川場村 Kawaba-mura?) is a village located in Tone District, Gunma, Japan.

As of September 1, 2007, the village has an estimated population of 4,124 and a density of 48.35 persons per km². The total area is 85.29 km².


Situated in northern Gunma prefecture, the village is in a rather mountainous area. 83% of it is covered by forests, and five rivers, the Tashiro River, the Sakura River, the Tazawa River, the Usune River, and the Mizomata River flow through. Kawaba, meaning "the place of the rivers" is thought to be named after its many streams. The climate is cool, with an average yearly temperature of 11.0℃ and a snowfall of 2~3 m.

  • Mountains:Mount Hotaka
  • Rivers:Tashiro River, Sakura River, Tazawa River, Usune River, Mizomata River

Surrounding municipalities

Notable places

  • Kichijō temple
  • Kawaba Ski Resort
  • Roadside Station Kawaba Denen Plaza

Sister cities

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    Setagaya, Tokyo

External links

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