Yamaga, Kumamoto

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Yamaga
山鹿市
City
Flag of Yamaga
Flag
Location of Yamaga in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Yamaga in Kumamoto Prefecture
Yamaga is located in Japan
Yamaga
Yamaga
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°1′1″N 130°40′58″E / 33.01694°N 130.68278°E / 33.01694; 130.68278Coordinates: 33°1′1″N 130°40′58″E / 33.01694°N 130.68278°E / 33.01694; 130.68278
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kensei Nakashima (since February 2005)
Area
 • Total 299.67 km2 (115.70 sq mi)
Population (November 2013)
 • Total 55,617
 • Density 185.59/km2 (480.7/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Osmanthus fragrans
- Flower Rhododendron
- Bird Japanese Bush Warbler
Website www.city.yamaga.kumamoto.jp

Yamaga (山鹿市 Yamaga-shi?) is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1954.

On January 15, 2005, Yamaga absorbed the towns of Kahoku, Kamoto, Kaō and Kikuka (all from Kamoto District) to create the new and expanded city of Yamaga.

As of November 2013, the city has a population of 55,617 and a population density of 185.59 persons per km².[citation needed] The total area is 299.67 km².[citation needed]

Attractions include the Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum.

Notable people from Yamaga[edit]

External links[edit]