Ōuda, Nara

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Ōuda
大宇陀町
Former municipality
The main street in Ōuda
The main street in Ōuda
Ōuda is located in Japan
Ōuda
Ōuda
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°28′44.2″N 135°55′41.1″E / 34.478944°N 135.928083°E / 34.478944; 135.928083Coordinates: 34°28′44.2″N 135°55′41.1″E / 34.478944°N 135.928083°E / 34.478944; 135.928083
Country Japan
Region Kansai (Kinki)
Prefecture Nara Prefecture
District Uda
Merged January 1, 2006
(now part of Uda)
Area
 • Total 47.44 km2 (18.32 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 8,647
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Oak
 • Flower Pinwheel
 • Bird Bunting
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website City of Uda

Ōuda (大宇陀町?, Ōuda-chō) was a town located in Uda District, Nara Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2005, the town had an estimated population of 8,647 and a density of 182.27 persons per km². The total area was 47.44 km².

On January 1, 2006, Ōuda, along with the towns of Haibara and Utano (all from Uda District), was merged to create the city of Uda.

The town of Ōuda lies in a valley between two long mountain ranges in northeastern Nara, Japan. A three-mile long stretch of national routes 166 and 370 in the southern part of the town is where most of the businesses and homes are clustered. A large portion of flat land north on route 370 is less densely populated, covered mostly by rice fields. A large torii, or Japanese Gate, rises out of the rice paddies.

Fall is considered to be by far the most beautiful season for the region, as the region has inherited a reputation for natural beauty of its late months.