Yaita, Tochigi

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Yaita
矢板市
City
Yaita City Hall
Yaita City Hall
Flag of Yaita
Flag
Official seal of Yaita
Seal
Location of Yaita in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Yaita in Tochigi Prefecture
Yaita is located in Japan
Yaita
Yaita
 
Coordinates: 36°48′24.2″N 139°55′26.8″E / 36.806722°N 139.924111°E / 36.806722; 139.924111Coordinates: 36°48′24.2″N 139°55′26.8″E / 36.806722°N 139.924111°E / 36.806722; 139.924111
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 170.46 km2 (65.81 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 33,542
 • Density 197/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese stuartia
- Flower Japanese azalea
- Bird Oriental turtle dove
Phone number 0287-43-1111
Address 5-4 Honcho, Yaita-shi, Tochigi-ken 329-2192
Website Official website

Yaita (矢板市 Yaita-shi?) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 33,524 and a population density of 297 persons per km². Its total area was 170.46 square kilometres (65.81 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Yaita is located in north-central Tochigi Prefecture in the foothills of the Nasu region. The area is well watered, with numerous springs and rivers.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Yaita, Izumi and Kataoka villages were created within Shioya District on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. Yaita was elevated to town status on June 25, 1895. Yaita annexed Izumi and Kataoka on January 1, 1955. It was elevated to city status on November 1, 1958.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture (primarily rice) and forestry are mainstays of the local economy. The consumer electronics company Sharp has a large factory in Yaita.

Education[edit]

Yaita has nine primary schools, three middle schools and three high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Yaita, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons