Awara, Fukui

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Flag of Awara
Official seal of Awara
Location of Awara in Fukui Prefecture
Location of Awara in Fukui Prefecture
Awara is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°13′N 136°14′E / 36.217°N 136.233°E / 36.217; 136.233Coordinates: 36°13′N 136°14′E / 36.217°N 136.233°E / 36.217; 136.233
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Fukui Prefecture
 • Total 116.99 km2 (45.17 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2017)
 • Total 28,646
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Awara (あわら市?, Awara-shi) is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 28,646 and the population density of 240 persons per km².[1] The total area is 116.99 km².

The modern city of Awara was established on March 1, 2004, from the merger of the former town of Awara, absorbing the town of Kanazu (both from Sakai District).

Awara is a city famous for its onsen. There are many in and around the city where one can go to have a bath and relax in the natural hotwater springs.

Educational Facilities[edit]

Senior High Schools[edit]

  • Kanazu High School (金津高校)

Junior High Schools[edit]

  • Awara Junior High School (芦原中学校)
  • Kanazu Junior High School (金津中学校)

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Awara Elementary School (芦原小学校)
  • Kanazu Elementary School (金津小学校)
  • Hosorogi Elementary School (細呂木小学校)
  • Kanazu Higashi Elementary School (金津東小学校)
  • Yoshizaki Elementary School (吉崎小学校)
  • Ii Elementary School (伊井小学校)
  • Namimatsu Elementary School (波松小学校)
  • Honjo Elementary School (本荘小学校)
  • Shingo Elementary School (新郷小学校)


  1. ^ "Official website of Awara City" (in Japanese). Japan: Awara City. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 

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