Tonaki, Okinawa

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Tonaki Village Office
Tonaki Village Office
Flag of Tonaki
Location of Tonaki in Okinawa Prefecture
Location of Tonaki in Okinawa Prefecture
Tonaki is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 26°22′20″N 127°08′28″E / 26.37222°N 127.14111°E / 26.37222; 127.14111Coordinates: 26°22′20″N 127°08′28″E / 26.37222°N 127.14111°E / 26.37222; 127.14111
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Okinawa Prefecture
District Shimajiri
 • Total 3.74 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 406
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Tonaki (渡名喜村?, Tonaki-son, Okinawan: Tunachi) is a village located in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The village consists of Tonaki Island and the uninhabited Irisuna Island.[1]

As of 2013, the village has an estimated population of 406 and a density of 110 persons per km². The total area is 3.74 square kilometres (1.44 sq mi). The highest point in Tonaki is on Tonaki Island at 178.4 metres (585 ft)[2][3]

Tonaki is located approximately 58 kilometres (36 mi) northwest of the prefectural capitol of Naha. The village is accessible by regular ferry service from Tomari Port in Naha.[1]

Tonaki was once an active center of bonito fishing, but now the village economy is evenly divided between agriculture and fishing. Tonaki is in a long-term state of population decline.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "渡名喜(村)" [Tonaki Village]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2013. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  2. ^ 渡名喜村の人口と世帯 [Population and Households of the Village of Tonaki] (in Japanese). Tonaki, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan: Village of Tonaki. 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 
  3. ^ a b "渡名喜島" [Tonaki Island]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2013. OCLC 173191044. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 

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