Amagi, Kagoshima

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This article is about the town in Kagoshima Prefecture. For the city in Fukuoka Prefecture, see Amagi, Fukuoka.
Amagi
天城町
Town
Hetono Port, Amagi
Hetono Port, Amagi
Official seal of Amagi
Seal
Location of Amagi in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Amagi in Kagoshima Prefecture
Amagi is located in Japan
Amagi
Amagi
 
Coordinates: 27°48′45″N 128°54′27″E / 27.81250°N 128.90750°E / 27.81250; 128.90750Coordinates: 27°48′45″N 128°54′27″E / 27.81250°N 128.90750°E / 27.81250; 128.90750
Country Japan
Region Kyushu (Amami Islands)
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
District Ōshima
Area
 • Total 80.35 km2 (31.02 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2013)
 • Total 6,350
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cycas revoluta
- Flower Rhododendron
Phone number 0997-85-3111
Address 891-7612 Kagoshima-ken Ōshima-gun Amagi-chō Hetono 2691-1
Website www.yui-amagi.com/modules/pico/

Amagi (天城町 Amagi-chō?) is a town located on Tokunoshima, in Ōshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2013, the town has an estimated population of 6,350 and a population density of 79 persons per km². The total area is 80.35  km². The economy of the town is based on sugar cane, beef and seasonal tourism.

Geography[edit]

Amagi occupies the northeastern portion of the island of Tokunoshima, with the East China Sea to the west. The climate is classified as humid subtropical (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with very warm summers and mild winters. Precipitation is high throughout the year, but is highest in the months of May, June and September.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Amagi Village was established on April 1, 1908. As with all of Tokunoshima, the village came under the administration of the United States from 1 July 1946 to 25 December 1953. On 1 January 1961, Amagi was upgraded to town status.

Transport[edit]

Ports[edit]

  • Hetono Port

Airport[edit]

Noted people from Amagi[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Amagi, Kagoshima at Wikimedia Commons