Taiki, Mie

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Taiki
大紀町
Town
Taiki town hall
Taiki town hall
Flag of Taiki
Flag
Official seal of Taiki
Seal
Location of Taiki in Mie Prefecture
Location of Taiki in Mie Prefecture
Taiki is located in Japan
Taiki
Taiki
 
Coordinates: 34°21′N 136°25′E / 34.350°N 136.417°E / 34.350; 136.417Coordinates: 34°21′N 136°25′E / 34.350°N 136.417°E / 34.350; 136.417
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
District Watarai
Area
 • Total 233.54 km2 (90.17 sq mi)
Population (September 2012)
 • Total 9,543
 • Density 40.9/km2 (106/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Maki
- Flower Cherry blossom
Phone number 0598-86-2212
Address 1610-1 Takihara, Taiki-chō, Watarai-gun, Mie-ken 519-2703
Website www.town.taiki.mie.jp

Taiki (大紀町 Taiki-chō?) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 9,543 and a population density of 40.9 persons per km². The total area was 233.54 km².

Geography[edit]

Taiki is located in eastern Kii Peninsula, in south-central Mie Prefecture. The town is bordered by Ise Bay to the east.

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Tamaki was the site of a Sengoku period Japanese castle, Tamaru Castle, initially built by the Kitabatake clan, which dominated the surrounding area, including access to the Ise Grand Shrines. The castle was destroyed in the early Meiji period.

Taiki Town was formed on February 14, 2005 from the merger of the towns of Kisei and Ōmiya and the village of Ōuchiyama.

Economy[edit]

The town serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region. Commercial fishing and the dairy industry play important roles in the local economy.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

External links[edit]

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