Location of Yamato in Kagoshima Prefecture
|Region||Kyushu (Satsunan Islands)|
|• Total||88.15 km2 (34.03 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2013)|
|• Density||18.6/km2 (48/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Taiwan Mountain Azalea|
|Address||100, Yamatohama, Yamato-son, Ōshima-gun, Kagoshima-ken 894-3192|
Yamato occupies the central portion of the northeast coast of Amami Ōshima, facing the East China Sea. The climate is classified as humid subtropical (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with very warm summers and mild winters. Precipitation is high throughout the year, but is highest in the months of May, June and September. The area is subject to frequent typhoons.
Yamato Village was established on April 1, 1908. As with all of the Amami Islands, the village came under the administration of the United States from July 1 1946 to December 25 1953.
Media related to Yamato, Kagoshima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)