Namerikawa is a city in eastern Toyama Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2018, the city had an estimated population of 33,320 in 12224 households and a population density of 140 persons per km². Its total area was 54.63 square kilometres (21.09 sq mi). The coast of Namerikawa is the habitat of the world-famous glowing firefly squid (ほたるいか hotaru-ika), 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.


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