Yachimata

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Yachimata

八街市
City
Yachimata City Hall
Yachimata City Hall
Flag of Yachimata
Flag
Official logo of Yachimata
Emblem
Location of Yachimata in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Yachimata in Chiba Prefecture
Yachimata is located in Japan
Yachimata
Yachimata
 
Coordinates: 35°40′N 140°19′E / 35.667°N 140.317°E / 35.667; 140.317Coordinates: 35°40′N 140°19′E / 35.667°N 140.317°E / 35.667; 140.317
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureChiba Prefecture
Government
 • MayorShinji Kitamura (since December 2010)
Area
 • Total74.87 km2 (28.91 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2012)
 • Total72,277
 • Density965/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
-TreeOsmanthus fragrans
Phone number043-443-1111
Address35-29 Yachimata Ho, Yachimata-shi, Chiba-ken 289-1192
Websitehttp://www.city.yachimata.lg.jp/

Yachimata (八街市, Yachimata-shi) is a city in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 2012, the city has an estimated population of 72,277, and a population density of 965 persons per km². The total area is 74.87 km².

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Yachimata was part of a region of horse ranches under the direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate in the Edo period. After the Meiji Restoration, the hamlet of Yachimata was founded on November 2, 1872 within Inba District, Chiba Prefecture. Yachimata was officially designated a village on April 1, 1889, and was elevated to town status on January 1, 1919. The village expanded in 1954 through annexation of a portion of neighboring Hyuga Village in Sanbu District and by merging with the village of Kawakami on November 1, 1954. Yachimata was elevated to city status on April 1, 1992.

Economy[edit]

Yachimata is a regional commercial center whose economy is primarily agricultural. Yachimata is well known for its peanuts.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

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Notable people from Yachimata[edit]

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