Mikawa, Ishikawa

Mikawa (美川町; -machi) was a town located in Ishikawa District, Ishikawa, Japan.

On February 1, 2005 Mikawa was merged with the town of Tsurugi, and the villages of Kawachi, Oguchi, Shiramine, Torigoe and Yoshinodani, all from Ishikawa District, and the city of Mattō to create the new city of Hakusan and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 12,918 and a density of 1,416.45 persons per km². The total area was 9.12 km². A new joint-venture car assembly factory is scheduled to be built in the outskirts.

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