Awara, Fukui
is a city
Cities of Japan
||A is a local administrative unit in Japan. Cities are ranked on the same level as and , with the difference that they are not a component of...

 located in Fukui
Fukui Prefecture
is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Fukui.- Prehistory :The Kitadani Dinosaur Quarry, on the Sugiyama River within the city limits of Katsuyama, has yielded the Fukuiraptor kitadaniensis and Fukuisaurus tetoriensis as well as an unnamed...

, Japan
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As of October 1, 2005, the city has an estimated population
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 of 31,080 and the density
Population density
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 of 265.66 persons per km². The total area is 116.99 km².

The city was founded on March 1, 2004 from the merger of the towns of Awara and Kanazu, both from Sakai District
Sakai District, Fukui
Sakai was a district located in Fukui, Japan.As of October 1, 2005, the district had an estimated population of 92,312 and a density of 439.77 persons per km²...


Awara is a city famous for its onsen
An is a term for hot springs in the Japanese language, though the term is often used to describe the bathing facilities and inns around the hot springs. As a volcanically active country, Japan has thousands of onsen scattered along its length and breadth...

. There are many in and around the city where one can go to have a bath and relax in the natural hotwater springs.

Elementary Schools

  • Awara Elementary School (芦原小学校)
  • Kanazu Elementary School (金津小学校)
  • Hosorogi Elementary School (細呂木小学校)
  • Kanazu Higashi Elementary School (金津東小学校)
  • Yoshizaki Elementary School (吉崎小学校)
  • Ii Elementary School (伊井小学校)
  • Namimatsu Elementary School (波松小学校)
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