Kawauchi, Fukushima

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Kawauchi

川内村
Flag of Kawauchi
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Official seal of Kawauchi
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Location of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture
Kawauchi is located in Japan
Kawauchi
Kawauchi
 
Coordinates: 37°20′15″N 140°48′34″E / 37.33750°N 140.80944°E / 37.33750; 140.80944Coordinates: 37°20′15″N 140°48′34″E / 37.33750°N 140.80944°E / 37.33750; 140.80944
CountryJapan
RegionTōhoku
PrefectureFukushima
DistrictFutaba
Area
 • Total197.38 km2 (76.21 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2014)
 • Total2,552
 • Density12.9/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeAbies firma
- FlowerEnkianthus campanulatus
- BirdJapanese bush-warbler
Phone number0240-38-2111
AddressKamikawauchi, Kawauchi-mura, Futaba-gun, Fukushima-ken 979-1292
Websitehttp://www.kawauchimura.jp/

Kawauchi (川内村, Kawauchi-mura) is a Japanese village in Fukushima Prefecture on the island of Honshu.

History[change | change source]

Kawauchi was evacuated because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. The village is 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. People had to leave their homes because of radiation.[1]

In 2012, the village government urged people to come back to their homes.[2] In 2013, only 400 of the 2,000+ citizens of the village have decided to return.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Takada, Aya and Yuiy Humber. "Fukushima Seeks Revival in Radiation-Free Farms With No Soil," Bloomberg. March 11, 2013; retrieved 2013-3-12.
  2. "Pupils return to school in Fukushima's shadow," The Guardian (UK). 16 April 2012; retrieved 2013-3-12.

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