Hidakagawa, Wakayama

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Hidakagawa
日高川町
Town
Location of Hidakagawa in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Hidakagawa in Wakayama Prefecture
Hidakagawa is located in Japan
Hidakagawa
Hidakagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°55′N 135°11′E / 33.917°N 135.183°E / 33.917; 135.183Coordinates: 33°55′N 135°11′E / 33.917°N 135.183°E / 33.917; 135.183
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Wakayama Prefecture
District Hidaka
Area
 • Total 331.61 km2 (128.04 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2007)
 • Total 11,478
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Hidakagawa

Hidakagawa (日高川町 Hidakagawa-chō?) is a town in Hidaka District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

It resulted from the May 2005 merger of the town of Kawabe and the villages of Nakatsu and Miyama.

As of January 1, 2007, Hidakagawa has a population of 11,478 and an area of 331.61 km² for a population density of 34.613 people per km².

Hidakagawa's main economic activities are farming and forestry. It produces fruit, especially mikan, and wood for lumber and binchōtan.

The Tendai Buddhist temple Dōjō-ji, at which the Noh play Dōjōji is set, is located in Hidakagawa.

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