Taketa, Ōita

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Taketa

竹田市
Oka Castle
Flag of Taketa
Flag
Official seal of Taketa
Emblem
Location of Taketa in Ōita Prefecture
Location of Taketa in Ōita Prefecture
Taketa is located in Japan
Taketa
Taketa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°58′N 131°24′E / 32.967°N 131.400°E / 32.967; 131.400Coordinates: 32°58′N 131°24′E / 32.967°N 131.400°E / 32.967; 131.400
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureŌita Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKatsuji Syuto (since April 2009)
Area
 • Total477.59 km2 (184.40 sq mi)
Population
 (March 31, 2017)
 • Total22,661
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeMaple Leaf
 • FlowerMiyama Kirishima
 • BirdCettia diphone
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall addressOji-Aiai 1650, Taketa City, Oita Prefecture (大分県竹田市大字会々1650番地)
878-8555
Websitewww.city.taketa.oita.jp

Taketa (竹田市, Taketa-shi) is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 31, 1954. On April 1, 2005, the towns of Kujū, Naoiri and Ogi (all from Naoiri District) were also merged into Taketa.

As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 22,661, with 10,393 households and a population density of 47 persons per km².[1] The total area is 477.59 km².

Oka Castle is a famous local historic site.

Notable people from Taketa[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Taketa city" (in Japanese). Japan: Taketa City. Retrieved 19 April 2017.

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