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Kawauchi

川内村
Flag of Kawauchi
Flag
Official seal of Kawauchi
Seal
Location of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Kawauchi in Fukushima Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima
District Futaba
Area
 • Total 197.38 km2 (76.21 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2014)
 • Total 2,552
 • Density 12.9/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Abies firma
- Flower Enkianthus campanulatus
- Bird Japanese bush-warbler
Phone number 0240-38-2111
Address Kamikawauchi, Kawauchi-mura, Futaba-gun, Fukushima-ken 979-1292
Website http://www.kawauchimura.jp/

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

History

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.

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

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