Taketa, Ōita

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Taketa
竹田市
City
Oka Castle
Flag of Taketa
Flag
Official seal of Taketa
Symbol
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
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Ōita Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Katsuji Syuto (since April 2009)
Area
 • Total 477.59 km2 (184.40 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 22,661
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Maple Leaf
 • Flower Miyama Kirishima
 • Bird Cettia diphone
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Oji-Aiai 1650, Taketa City, Oita Prefecture (大分県竹田市大字会々1650番地)
878-8555
Website www.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.

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.

On April 1, 2005, the towns of Kujū, Naoiri and Ogi (all from Naoiri District) were merged into Taketa.

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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