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Ōta River (太田川, Ōta-gawa) is a 103 kilometer-(64 mile-) long river as its main stream from Mt. Kanmuri (冠山, Kanmuri-yama) (1,339m). The Ōta River is the major river that flows through Hiroshima Prefecture and empties into the Seto Inland Sea. The river descends through steep topography, with hydroelectric power plants situated along the river.

Ota River
Ota River Bridge sunset.jpg
Ōta River Bridge, the southernmost of all the crossings of the Ōta River
Location
Physical characteristics
SourceMt. Kanmuri[1]
 - locationHatsukaichi, Hiroshima
MouthHiroshima Bay, Seto Inland Sea[1]
 - location
Hiroshima
 - coordinates
34°21′39″N 132°24′20″E / 34.360744°N 132.405556°E / 34.360744; 132.405556Coordinates: 34°21′39″N 132°24′20″E / 34.360744°N 132.405556°E / 34.360744; 132.405556
Length103 km (64 mi)[1]
Basin size1,710 km2 (660 sq mi)[1]

Ōta River has numerous of tributaries around the upper streams and join with Misasa River in Asakita-ku, Hiroshima and branch into Kyōbashi River, Tenma River and Motoyasu River in the delta area of Hiroshima. Ōta River made the Hiroshima Delta. It is spanned by the Aioi Bridge, the aiming point for the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Ōta River runs through Kitahiroshima, Akiota, Akitakata, Higashihiroshima and Hiroshima. The size of its catchment area is 1,710 km².

See alsoEdit

  • Sandan-kyō - a ravine located in a tributary river of the Ōta River.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "太田川(おおたがわ)とは - コトバンク" (in Japanese). kotobank. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "三段峡(さんだんきょう)とは - コトバンク" (in Japanese). kotobank. Retrieved December 30, 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Ootagawa - Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (in Japanese)