Yame, Fukuoka

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Yame
八女市
City
Yame Tea Plantation
Yame Tea Plantation
Location of Yame in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Yame in Fukuoka Prefecture
Yame is located in Japan
Yame
Yame
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°11′58″N 130°33′32″E / 33.19944°N 130.55889°E / 33.19944; 130.55889Coordinates: 33°11′58″N 130°33′32″E / 33.19944°N 130.55889°E / 33.19944; 130.55889
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Fukuoka Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Tsuneyuki Mitamura (since November 2008)
Area
 • Total 482.53 km2 (186.31 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total 69,907
 • Density 140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Tea, Cinnamonum camphora
- Flower Chrysanthemum, Wisteria, Hymenanthes
Address Honmachi 647, Yame, Fukuoka (福岡県八女市本町647)
834-8585
Phone number 81-(0)943-23-1111
Website www.city.yame.fukuoka.jp

Yame (八女市 Yame-shi?) is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1954.

As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 39,372 and a population density of 1,000.81 persons per km². The total area was 39.34 km².

On October 1, 2006 the town of Jōyō (from Yame District) was merged into Yame.

On February 1, 2010, the towns of Kurogi and Tachibana, and the villages of Hoshino and Yabe (all from Yame District) were merged into Yame.

After the merger, as of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 69,907, with 23,885 households and a population density of 144.88 persons per km². The total area is 482.53km², which is second largest area within Fukuoka Prefecture.

Yame tea (八女茶) is one of the largest Japanese tea producers.[citation needed]

Yame natives include former livedoor CEO Takafumi Horie.

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