Arakawa, Niigata

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Former municipality
Location of Arakawa in Niigata Prefecture
Location of Arakawa in Niigata Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Hokuriku
Prefecture Niigata Prefecture
District Iwafune District
Merged April 1, 2008
(now part of Murakami)
 • Total 36.71 km2 (14.17 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 10,792
 • Tree Camellia sasanqua
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Arakawa (荒川町, Arakawa-machi) was a town located in Iwafune District, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 11,334 and a density of 308.74 persons per km². The total area was 36.71 km². Its train station is called Sakamachi.

On April 1, 2008, Arakawa, along with the town of Sanpoku, and the villages of Asahi and Kamihayashi (all from Iwafune District), was merged into the expanded city of Murakami.

Coordinates: 38°7′26.6″N 139°26′37.8″E / 38.124056°N 139.443833°E / 38.124056; 139.443833