Hidakagawa, Wakayama

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Hidakagawa
日高川町
Town
Hidakagawa townhall
Hidakagawa townhall
Flag of Hidakagawa
Official seal of Hidakagawa
Location of Hidakagawa in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Hidakagawa in Wakayama Prefecture
Hidakagawa is located in Japan
Hidakagawa
Hidakagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°55′N 135°11′E / 33.917°N 135.183°E / 33.917; 135.183Coordinates: 33°55′N 135°11′E / 33.917°N 135.183°E / 33.917; 135.183
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureWakayama Prefecture
DistrictHidaka
Area
 • Total331.61 km2 (128.04 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total9,615
 • Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.town.hidakagawa.lg.jp

Hidakagawa (日高川町, Hidakagawa-chō) is a town in Hidaka District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

It resulted from the May 2005 merger of the town of Kawabe and the villages of Nakatsu and Miyama.

As of January 1, 2016, Hidakagawa has a population of 9,615 and an area of 331.61 km² for a population density of 29 people per km².

Hidakagawa's main economic activities are farming and forestry. It produces fruit, especially mikan, and wood for lumber and binchōtan.

The Tendai Buddhist temple Dōjō-ji, at which the Noh play Dōjōji is set, is located in Hidakagawa.

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