Watarai town hall
Location of Watarai in Mie Prefecture
|• Total||134.97 km2 (52.11 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2012)|
|• Density||63.2/km2 (164/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||1215-1 Tanahashi, Watarai-chō, Watarai-gun, Mie-ken 516-2103|
Watarai (度会町 Watarai-chō?) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 8,534 and a population density of 63.2 persons per km². The total area was 134.97 km².
Watarai is an inland municipality, located in eastern Kii Peninsula, near the geographic center of Mie Prefecture.
Watari Village was established on April 1, 1955 through the merger of four villages in Watarai District. Watarai was elevated to town status on January 1, 1968.
The town serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region.
Watarai is not served by any rail service, nor does any national highway pass through the town.
Media related to Watarai, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Watarai official website (Japanese)