Aba, Okayama

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Former municipality
Former Aba village hall
Former Aba village hall
Location of Aba in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Aba in Okayama Prefecture
Aba is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°14′13.45″N 134°6′45.2″E / 35.2370694°N 134.112556°E / 35.2370694; 134.112556Coordinates: 35°14′13.45″N 134°6′45.2″E / 35.2370694°N 134.112556°E / 35.2370694; 134.112556
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
District Tomata
Merged February 28, 2005
(now part of Tsuyama)
 • Total 42.07 km2 (16.24 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 669
 • Density 15.90/km2 (41.2/sq mi)
 • Tree Cryptomeria
 • Flower Magnolia kobus
 • Bird Japanese bush-warbler
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Aba (阿波村, Aba-son) was a village located in the north of Tomata District, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, sharing a border with Tottori Prefecture.

As of 2003, the village had an estimated population of 669 and a population density of 15.90 persons per km2. The total area was 42.07 km2.

On February 28, 2005, Aba, along with the town of Kamo (also from Tomata District), the town of Shōboku (from Katsuta District), and the town of Kume (from Kume District), was merged into the expanded city of Tsuyama and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

Most of Aba's area is forest and/or mountains, and its major industries are agriculture and forestry. It has been affected by rural depopulation, leaving it with the smallest population in the prefecture.


Adjoining municipalities[edit]


There are two schools in Aba:

  • Aba Primary School
  • Kamo Middle School (an integrated primary-middle school)



Notable places and events[edit]

  • Nondaki Fall