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Namerikawa

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Observation Decks
Namerikawa is a city in eastern Toyama Prefecture, Japan., the city had an estimated population of 32,630 and a population density of 597 persons per km². Its total area was 54.63sqkm. The coast of Namerikawa is the habitat of the world famous glowing firefly squid, which surface yearly in a phenomenon that has been designated a Special Natural Monument by the Japanese government. The city was founded on March 1, 1954.GeographyNamerikawa is in northeastern Toyama Prefecture, in the Hayatsuki river delta and is bordered by the Sea of Japan (Toyama Bay) to the northwest. Namerikawa is located 1 hour by air (via Toyama Airport), 3 hours by rail and 5 hours by car from Tokyo. Since March 2015, rail access is possible via Hokuriku Shinkansen high-speed train from nearby Toyama.Surrounding municipalitiesToyama Prefecture Toyama Uozu KamiichiHistoryThe area of present-day Namerikawa was part of ancient Etchū Province. The town of Namerkawa was created within Nakaniikawa District, Toyama with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On November 1, 1953, Namerigawa merged with the neighboring villages of Nakakazumi, Higashikazumi, Nishikazumi, Kitakazumi, Hamakazumi and Hayatsukikazumi. It was raised to city status on March 1, 1954.
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