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Kawanishi is a city in Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県) in the northwestern part of the Kansai region of Japan, about 5 km north of Osaka Itami Airport. It is bordered on the west by the Inagawa river.As of August 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 156,008 and a population density of 2,920 persons per km². The total area is 53.44 km².HistoryIn the 6th century, the Shofukuji tomb was built.In the 10th century, Minamoto no Mitsunaka, samurai court official, and grandson of Emperor Seiwa retired to Tada village, now part of Kawanishi. This area became the base of his descendants, Seiwa Genji, which established the Kamakura shogunate. A statue of him can be seen next to Kawanishi-Ikeda Station.In the 11th century, the Tada silver-and-copper mine started. And in the 17th century it was at its peak. In 1884, Mitsuya Cider was first made.In 1913, Kawanishi-Noseguchi Station was opened.Kawanishi was incorporated on August 1, 1954 out of the former Kawanishi Town, Tada Village and Higashitani Village .
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