Hetono Port, Amagi
Location of Amagi in Kagoshima Prefecture
|Region||Kyushu (Amami Islands)|
|• Total||80.35 km2 (31.02 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2013)|
|• Density||79/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Cycas revoluta|
|Address||891-7612 Kagoshima-ken Ōshima-gun Amagi-chō Hetono 2691-1|
As of June 2013, the town has an estimated population of 6,350 and a population density of 79 persons per km². The total area is 80.35 km². The economy of the town is based on sugar cane, beef and seasonal tourism.
Amagi occupies the northeastern portion of the island of Tokunoshima, with the East China Sea to the west. 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.
Amagi Village was established on April 1, 1908. As with all of Tokunoshima, the village came under the administration of the United States from 1 July 1946 to 25 December 1953. On 1 January 1961, Amagi was upgraded to town status.
- Hetono Port
Noted people from Amagi
Media related to Amagi, Kagoshima at Wikimedia Commons
- Town website in Japanese] (Japanese)