Nyūzen, Toyama

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Nyūzen
入善町
Town
Flag of Nyūzen
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Location of Nyūzen in Toyama Prefecture
Location of Nyūzen in Toyama Prefecture
Nyūzen is located in Japan
Nyūzen
Nyūzen
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°56′N 137°30′E / 36.933°N 137.500°E / 36.933; 137.500Coordinates: 36°56′N 137°30′E / 36.933°N 137.500°E / 36.933; 137.500
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Hokuriku
Prefecture Toyama Prefecture
District Shimoniikawa
Area
 • Total 71.29 km2 (27.53 sq mi)
Population (March, 2008)
 • Total 27,670
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Nyūzen

Nyūzen (入善町 Nyūzen-machi?) is a town located in Shimoniikawa District, in northeastern Toyama Prefecture, Japan.

With the Sea of Japan to the north, and Kurobe River to the west Nyūzen is located in the center of an alluvial fan. The town is famous for its jumbo watermelons, as well as its tulips which became the official town flower in 1983.[1]

Groundwater bubbles forth from various man-made and natural springs within the town. Of special interest is a flat area near the coast the name of which translates to: The Japanese Swamp Cedars of Sugisawa (杉沢の沢スギ Sugisawa no Sawasugi?) where a large amount of flowing fresh spring water has created a rare ecology that is protected as a national monument.

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