Yatomi, Aichi

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Yatomi
弥富市
City
Yatomi City hall
Yatomi City hall
Flag of Yatomi
Flag
Coat of arms of Yatomi
Coat of arms
Location of Yatomi in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Yatomi in Aichi Prefecture
Yatomi is located in Japan
Yatomi
Yatomi
 
Coordinates: 35°7′N 136°43′E / 35.117°N 136.717°E / 35.117; 136.717Coordinates: 35°7′N 136°43′E / 35.117°N 136.717°E / 35.117; 136.717
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 48.92 km2 (18.89 sq mi)
Population (February 2012)
 • Total 43,355
 • Density 886/km2 (2,290/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Antirrhinum majus
Phone number 0567-65-1111
Address Minamihonda 335,Maesu-cho, Yatomi-shi, Aichi-ken 498-8501
Website City of Yatomi

Yatomi (弥富市 Yatomi-shi?) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2012, the city has an estimated population of 43,355 and a population density of 886 persons per km². The total area is 48.92 km².

Geography[edit]

Yatomi is located in the coastal flatlands of far western Aichi Prefecture, bordering Mie Prefecture on the west. It has a short coastline with Mikawa Bay on the Pacific Ocean to the southeast.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area name of Yatomi appears in Kamakura period documents, as part of ancient Owari Province. During the Edo period, the area was noted for raising ornamental goldfish. During the Meiji period, the area was organized into villages under Kasai District, Aichi Prefecture, which later became Ama District, Aichi. Yatomi was proclaimed a town on August 26, 1903. The Isewan Typhoon of September 26, 1959 created extensive damage to the area. Efforts to merge Yatomi with the neighboring town of Kanie failed in 2004 over a dispute on the naming of the new entity.

The modern city of Yatomi was founded on April 1, 2006, from the merger between the former town of Yatomi, absorbing the village of Jūshiyama (both from Ama District).

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Highways[edit]

Noted people from Yatomi[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

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