Arida, Wakayama

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Arida city office
Arida city office
Flag of Arida
Official seal of Arida
Location of Arida in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Arida in Wakayama Prefecture
Arida is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°5′N 135°8′E / 34.083°N 135.133°E / 34.083; 135.133Coordinates: 34°5′N 135°8′E / 34.083°N 135.133°E / 34.083; 135.133
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Wakayama Prefecture
 • Total 36.91 km2 (14.25 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 27,963
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Arida (有田市, Arida-shi) is a city in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 1, 2016, the city had an estimated population of 27,963 and a population density of 760 persons per km². The total area is 36.91 km².

Arida was founded on May 1, 1956, when the neighbouring four towns of Minoshima, Miyazaki, Yasuda and Miahara merged to form a single city. The main industries in Arida and the surrounding areas are oil refining and fishing. It is famous as one of the largest producers of mikan or Japanese mandarins in Wakayama Prefecture.

Arida's sister city in the US is Delano, California.

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