Tamaki, Mie

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Tamaki
玉城町
Town
Tamaki town hall
Tamaki town hall
Flag of Tamaki
Flag
Official seal of Tamaki
Seal
Location of Tamaki in Mie Prefecture
Location of Tamaki in Mie Prefecture
Tamaki is located in Japan
Tamaki
Tamaki
 
Coordinates: 34°29′N 136°38′E / 34.483°N 136.633°E / 34.483; 136.633Coordinates: 34°29′N 136°38′E / 34.483°N 136.633°E / 34.483; 136.633
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
District Watarai
Area
 • Total 40.94 km2 (15.81 sq mi)
Population (September 2012)
 • Total 15,280
 • Density 373/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Maki
- Flower Cherry blossom
Phone number 0596-58-8200
Address 114-2 Tamaru, Tamaki-chō, Watarai-gun, Mie-ken 519-0495
Website www.town.tamaki.mie.jp

Tamaki (玉城町 Tamaki-chō?) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 15,280 and a population density of 373 persons per km². The total area was 40.94  km².

Geography[edit]

Tamaki is an inland municipality, located in eastern Kii Peninsula, near the geographic center of Mie Prefecture. Springtime in Tamaki-chō features cherry blossoms, rice fields, persimmon trees, nurseries and vegetable fields growing daikon, cabbage and more. There are many forests which have been designated as wildlife protection areas.

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.

Tamaru Town was created within Watarai District of Mie Prefecture with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It assumed its present name on April 10 1955.

Economy[edit]

The town serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Tamaki is not served by the Japanese national highway system.

Sister city relations[edit]

External links[edit]

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