Taki town hall
Location of Taki in Mie Prefecture
|• - Mayor||Yukio Kubo|
|• Total||103.17 km2 (39.83 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2012)|
|• Density||148/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Cinnamomum camphora|
|- Flower||Lilium japonicum|
|Address||1600 Ōka, Taki-chō, Taki-gun, Mie-ken 519-2181|
Taki (多気町 Taki-chō?) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 15,226 and a population density of 148 persons per km². The total area was 103.17 km².
Taki is an inland municipality located in eastern Kii Peninsula in central Mie Prefecture.
- Ponds - Gokatsura Pond, Tochi-ga-ike Pond
- Rivers - Miya River, Kushida River, Sana River, Tokida River, Harai River
The village of Ōka was established on April 1, 1889 during the establishment of municipalities in the Meiji period. It was elevated to town status on June 20 1919, and changed its name to Taki after merging of the neighboring villages of Sana and Tsuda, both in Taki District, on March 30, 1955. The village of Nishi-Tokida was annexed on April 15, 1959. On January 1, 2006 the village was merged into Taki.
Taki serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region. The major industrial employer is Sharp Corporation.
Sister city relations
Noted people from Taki
- Workshop announcement, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, 2009. (Japanese) Accessed 2010-09-03.
Media related to Taki, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Taki official website (Japanese)