Taketomi, Okinawa

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Taketomi

竹富町

Teedun
Town
Taketomi Town Office
Taketomi Town Office
Flag of Taketomi
Flag
Official seal of Taketomi
Emblem
Location of Taketomi in Okinawa Prefecture
Location of Taketomi in Okinawa Prefecture
Taketomi is located in Japan
Taketomi
Taketomi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 24°17′12″N 123°52′54″E / 24.28667°N 123.88167°E / 24.28667; 123.88167Coordinates: 24°17′12″N 123°52′54″E / 24.28667°N 123.88167°E / 24.28667; 123.88167
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu (Okinawa)
PrefectureOkinawa Prefecture
DistrictYaeyama
Government
 • MayorTakeshi Ōmori
Area
 • Total334.02 km2 (128.97 sq mi)
Population
(October 2016)
 • Total4,050
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeInumaki
 • FlowerLight galangal
 • BirdRuddy kingfisher
 • ButterflyGreat orange tip
 • FishBluefin trevally
 • OthersShell: Chiragra spider conch (Lambis chiragra)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address11 Misakichō, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa-ken
907-8503
Websitewww.town.taketomi.lg.jp (in Japanese)

Taketomi (竹富町, Taketomi-chō, Yaeyama: Teedun, Okinawan: Dakidun) is a town located in Yaeyama District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

The town includes all of the islands in the Yaeyama Islands excluding Ishigaki, Yonaguni, and the Senkaku Islands. This includes the islands of Iriomote, Taketomi, Kohama, Kuroshima, Hateruma, and Hatoma. Although Ishigaki is not part of the town of Taketomi, the town hall is located there.

As of October 2016, the town has an estimated population of 4,050 and the density of 12 persons per km2 (31/sq mi). The total area is 334.02 km2 (128.97 sq mi).

Transportation[edit]

Hateruma Airport is located on Hateruma Island in Taketomi.

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