Oyabe River
小矢部川
EtymologyJaponic
Native nameOyabe-gawa  (Japanese)
Location
CountryJapan
StateToyama
RegionChūbu
MunicipalitiesNanto, Oyabe, Takaoka, Imizu
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Daimon
 • locationNanto, Toyama, Japan
 • elevation1,572 m (5,157 ft)
MouthSea of Japan
 • location
Takaoka & Imizu, Toyama, Japan
 • coordinates
36°47′38″N 137°04′01″E / 36.794°N 137.067°E / 36.794; 137.067
 • elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length68 km (42 mi)
Basin size682 km2 (263 sq mi)
Discharge 
 • average24.31 m3/s (858 cu ft/s)

The Oyabe River (小矢部川, Oyabe-gawa) is a river in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. The river rises from Mount Daimon on the border of Ishikawa Prefecture and enters the sea at Toyama Bay.

The kanji that spells Oyabe means "little arrow room", but this may be a case of ateji, in which the kanji spelling was applied to the word, regardless of meaning.

Geography

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