Tonaki, Okinawa

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Tonaki
渡名喜村
Tunachi
Village
Tonaki Village Office
Tonaki Village Office
Flag of Tonaki
Flag
Location of Tonaki in Okinawa Prefecture
Location of Tonaki in Okinawa Prefecture
Tonaki is located in Japan
Tonaki
Tonaki
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
Area
 • 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)
Website www.vill.tonaki.okinawa.jp

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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