Miyaki, Saga

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Miyaki
みやき町
Town
Nakabaru Branch of Miyaki Town Hall
Nakabaru Branch of Miyaki Town Hall
Flag of Miyaki
Flag
Official seal of Miyaki
Symbol
Location of Miyaki in Saga Prefecture
Location of Miyaki in Saga Prefecture
Miyaki is located in Japan
Miyaki
Miyaki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°27′E / 33.317°N 130.450°E / 33.317; 130.450Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°27′E / 33.317°N 130.450°E / 33.317; 130.450
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Saga Prefecture
District Miyaki
Area
 • Total 51.89 km2 (20.03 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2017)
 • Total 25,534
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 737-5 Ōaza Higashio, Miyaki-chō, Miyaki-gun, Saga-ken
849-0113
Website www.town.miyaki.lg.jp

Miyaki (みやき町?, Miyaki-chō) is a town in Miyaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan. It is the first town in Saga to have its name spelled in hiragana rather than kanji. It is named after the district it is located in.

Geography[edit]

Miyaki is located in the eastern part of Saga Prefecture, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Saga City and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Fukuoka. The northern part of Miyaki contains the Chikushi Mountains, and the southern part contains the Chikugo River. It borders Fukuoka Prefecture on the north and south.

Adjoining municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1889 - The present system of municipalities is established and the area occupied by Miyaki consists of the villages of Nakabaru, Kitashigeyasu, Minamishigeyasu, and Mikawa.
  • April 1, 1955 - The villages Minamishigeyasu and Nakabaru merge to form Mine Village.
  • May 5, 1962 - Mine Village becomes Mine Town.
  • April 1, 1965 - Kitashigeyasu Village becomes Kitashigeyasu Town.
  • April 1, 1971 - Nakabaru Village becomes Nakabaru Town.
  • March 1, 2005 - The towns of Mine, Kitashigeyasu and Nakabaru merge to form Miyaki Town.

Education[edit]

High Schools[edit]

  • Saga Prefectural Miyaki High School

Junior High Schools[edit]

  • Nakabaru Junior High School
  • Kitashigeyasu Junior High School
  • Mine Junior High School

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Nakabaru Elementary School
  • Kitashigeyasu Elementary School
  • Mine Higashi Elementary School
  • Mine Nishi Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

The nearest airports are Saga Airport and Fukuoka Airport.

Rail[edit]

Road[edit]

Notable places[edit]

External links[edit]