Wadomari, Kagoshima

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Wadomari

和泊町
Wadomari Port
Wadomari Port
Flag of Wadomari
Flag
Official logo of Wadomari
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Location of Wadomari in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Wadomari in Kagoshima Prefecture
Wadomari is located in Japan
Wadomari
Wadomari
 
Coordinates: 27°24′0″N 128°38′57″E / 27.40000°N 128.64917°E / 27.40000; 128.64917Coordinates: 27°24′0″N 128°38′57″E / 27.40000°N 128.64917°E / 27.40000; 128.64917
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu (Amami Islands)
PrefectureKagoshima Prefecture
DistrictŌshima
Government
 • -MayorSanetoshi Ijichi
Area
 • Total40.37 km2 (15.59 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2013)
 • Total6,929
 • Density172/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeBanyan
-FlowerTeppōyuri
Phone number0997-92-1111
Address10, Wadomari, Wadomari-chō, Ōshima-gun, Kagoshima-ken 891-9192
Websitewww.town.wadomari.kagoshima.jp

Wadomari (和泊町, Wadomari-chō) is a town located on Okinoerabujima, in Ōshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2013, the town has an estimated population of 6,929 and a population density of 172 persons per km². The total area is 40.37  km².

Geography[edit]

Wadomari is located on the northern end of Okinoerabujima.

Climate[edit]

The climate is classified as humid subtropical (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with very warm summers and mild winters. Precipitation is high throughout the year, but is highest in the months of May, June and September. The area is subject to frequent typhoons.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Wadamori Village was founded on 1 April 1908. It was upgraded to town status on 1 May 1941. As with all of Okinoerabujima, the town came under the administration of the United States from 1 July 1946 to 25 December 1953.

Economy[edit]

Sugar cane, sweet potato, and peanut farming are popular. Floriculture is also practiced. However, due to the lack of local jobs, there has been an outflow of residents.

Transportation[edit]

Wadomari Port is the main ferry port on the island, with connections to the prefectural capital Kagoshima. It takes between 17 and 18 hours. Okinoerabu Airport, is located in Wadomari. Wadomari is located on Kagoshima Prefectural Route 84.

External links[edit]

Media related to Wadomari, Kagoshima at Wikimedia Commons

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