Aridagawa, Wakayama

Aridagawa (有田川町, Aridagawa-chō) is a town located in Arida District, in central Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

Aridagawa

有田川町
Town
Aridagawa Town hall
Aridagawa Town hall
Flag of Aridagawa
Flag
Official seal of Aridagawa
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Location of Aridagawa in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Aridagawa in Wakayama Prefecture
Aridagawa is located in Japan
Aridagawa
Aridagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°3′N 135°13′E / 34.050°N 135.217°E / 34.050; 135.217Coordinates: 34°3′N 135°13′E / 34.050°N 135.217°E / 34.050; 135.217
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureWakayama Prefecture
DistrictArida
Government
 • MayorMasataka Nakayama
Area
 • Total351.77 km2 (135.82 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total26,245
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address2018-4 Shimotsuno, Aridagawa, Arida, Wakayama, Japan
643-0021
Websitewww.town.aridagawa.lg.jp
Symbols
BirdVaried tit
FlowerCosmos
TreeCitrus unshiu

It was established on January 1, 2006, by the merger of the towns of Kanaya, Kibi and Shimizu, all from Arida District.

As of October 1, 2016, those towns had a combined population of 26,245 and an area of 351.77 km2.[citation needed]

GeographyEdit

Aridagawa is situated nearly in the centre of Wakayama prefecture, and Aridagawa river runs through the town.

  • Mountains: Mt. Washigamine (589m)
  • Flatlands: Aridagawa Plain
  • Rivers: Aridagawa River (Futagawa Dam)

Neighbouring cities and townsEdit

  • Wakayama Prefecture
Arida City, Kainan City, Tanabe City
Arida District: Yuasa Town, Hirogawa Town
Kaisō District: Kimino Town
Hidaka District: Hidakagawa Town
Ito District: Katsuragi Town
  • Nara Prefecture
Yoshino District: Nosegawa Village

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