Wake, Okayama

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Wake
和気町
Town
Flag of Wake
Flag
Location of Wake in Okayama Prefecture
Location of Wake in Okayama Prefecture
Wake is located in Japan
Wake
Wake
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°48′N 134°9′E / 34.800°N 134.150°E / 34.800; 134.150Coordinates: 34°48′N 134°9′E / 34.800°N 134.150°E / 34.800; 134.150
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
San'yō
Prefecture Okayama Prefecture
District Wake
Area
 • Total 144.23 km2 (55.69 sq mi)
Population (March 2011)
 • Total 15,560
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Wake

Wake (和気町 Wake-chō?) is a town located in Wake District, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 2011, the town has an estimated population of 15,560. The total area is 144.23 km².[1]

The town is famous in the region for the 'Wamojiyaki' festival that takes place every year on August 15th during the Obon period, and the town is also home to the largest Wisteria park in Japan.

On March 1, 2006 Wake was officially merged with the neighboring town of Saeki, also from Wake District. The newly merged town retains the name 'Wake'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 和気町の概要. Wake official website (in Japanese). Wake Town. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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