Oyabe, Toyama

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Oyabe
小矢部市
City
Oyabe City Hall
Oyabe City Hall
Flag of  Oyabe
Flag
Official seal of  Oyabe
Seal
Location of Oyabe in Toyama Prefecture
Location of Oyabe in Toyama Prefecture
 Oyabe is located in Japan
 Oyabe
Oyabe
 
Coordinates: 36°40′31.9″N 136°52′7.3″E / 36.675528°N 136.868694°E / 36.675528; 136.868694Coordinates: 36°40′31.9″N 136°52′7.3″E / 36.675528°N 136.868694°E / 36.675528; 136.868694
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Kōshin'etsu)
Prefecture Toyama
Area
 • Total 134.07 km2 (51.76 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 30,043
 • Density 224/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Prunus mume, Cryptomeria
• Flower Iris ensata
Phone number 0766-67-1760
Address 1-1 Honmachi, Oyabe-shi, Toyama-ken 932-8611
Website www.city.oyabe.toyama.jp

Oyabe (小矢部市?, Oyabe-shi) is a city in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the city had an estimated population of 30,043 and a population density of 224 persons per km². Its total area was 134.07 square kilometres (51.76 sq mi).[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Oyabe is in the Tonami flatlands of far western Toyama Prefecture, and is bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture to the west. Much of the area is a dispersed settlement typical of this region of Japan.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Oyabe was part of ancient Etchū Province and developed as a post station on the Hokuriku kaidō highway during the Edo period. The town of Isurugi was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to city status upon merging with the town of Tochu on August 1, 1962, and was renamed Oyabe.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Oyabe has five public elementary schools and four public junior high schools operated by the town government, and three public high schools operated by the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Oyabe Yotaka - adapted from a traditional field festival, it is held on the nights of 10 and 11 June. The festival is 400 years old and has been passed down from generation to generation in 84 different locations in Oyabe.
  • Helicopter and Disaster Prevention Festival, held from 26-27 August
  • Calamus Festival (Flower Festival), held on 18 June

Notable people from Oyabe[edit]

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