Taki, Mie

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Taki
多気町
Town
Ōka, Taki
Ōka, Taki
Flag of Taki
Flag
Official seal of Taki
Seal
Location of Taki in Mie Prefecture
Location of Taki in Mie Prefecture
Taki is located in Japan
Taki
Taki
 
Coordinates: 34°29′46.1″N 136°32′46.3″E / 34.496139°N 136.546194°E / 34.496139; 136.546194Coordinates: 34°29′46.1″N 136°32′46.3″E / 34.496139°N 136.546194°E / 34.496139; 136.546194
Country Japan
Region Kansai, Tōkai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
District Taki
Government
 • - Mayor Yukio Kubo
Area
 • Total 103.06 km2 (39.79 sq mi)
Population (August 2015)
 • Total 14,846
 • Density 144/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Cinnamomum camphora
• Flower Lilium japonicum
• Bird Japanese white-eye
Phone number 0598-38-1111 
Address 1600 Ōka, Taki-chō, Taki-gun, Mie-ken 519-2181
Website www.town.taki.mie.jp
Taki Town Hall

Taki (多気町 Taki-chō?) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of August 2015, the town had an estimated population of 14,846 and a population density of 144 persons per km2. The total area was 103.06 square kilometres (39.79 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Taki is an inland municipality located in eastern Kii Peninsula in central Mie Prefecture.

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Mie Prefecture

History[edit]

The village of Ōka (相可) was established on April 1, 1889 during the establishment of municipalities in the Meiji period. It was elevated to town status on June 20 1919, and changed its name to Taki after merging of the neighboring villages of Sana and Tsuda, both in Taki District, on March 30, 1955. The village of Nishi-Tokida was annexed on April 15, 1959. On January 1, 2006 the village was merged into Taki.

Economy[edit]

Taki serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region. The major industrial employer is Sharp Corporation. Noted agricultural products include Kaki persimmons and green tea.

Education[edit]

Take has five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Taki[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Workshop announcement, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, 2009. (Japanese) Accessed 2010-09-03.

External links[edit]

Media related to Taki, Mie at Wikimedia Commons