Nishiki River

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Nishiki River
Tenshu of Iwakuni Castle, Kintaikyo Bridge and Nishikigawa River from Garyubashi Bridge 3.jpg
Remote view of Kintai Bridge and Iwakuni Castle
Native name 錦川
Physical characteristics
Main source Shūnan, Yamaguchi, Japan
River mouth Seto Inland Sea
Length 110 km (68 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 885 km2 (342 sq mi)

The Nishiki River (錦川, Nishiki-gawa) is a 110 km long river, the longest in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The Nishiki is the main river in a larger system measuring 331.8 km in total. The government of Japan classifies it as a second-class river system. The Nishiki River system drains an area of 884.2 km².

The Nishiki River has its source in the city of Shūnan. At its mouth in the part of the city of Iwakuni that was formerly the separate town of Nishiki, it drains into the Inland Sea.

Dams on the Nishiki include the Kōdō and the Sugano.


This article incorporates material from the article 錦川 (Nishiki-gawa) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on December 11, 2008.

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