Yakumo, Hokkaido

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Yakumo

八雲町
Town
View over Yakumo-chō
View over Yakumo-chō
Flag of Yakumo
Flag
Official seal of Yakumo
Emblem
Location of Yakumo in Hokkaido
Location of Yakumo in Hokkaido
Yakumo is located in Japan
Yakumo
Yakumo
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 42°15′N 140°16′E / 42.250°N 140.267°E / 42.250; 140.267Coordinates: 42°15′N 140°16′E / 42.250°N 140.267°E / 42.250; 140.267
CountryJapan
RegionHokkaido
PrefectureHokkaido
DistrictFutami
Government
 • MayorKatsunori Iwamura
Area
 • Total955.98 km2 (369.11 sq mi)
Population
(2016-09-30)
 • Total17,299
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeJapanese yew
 • FlowerSunflower
 • BirdSteller's sea eagle
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address138-1, Sumizome-chō, Yakumo-cho, Futami-gun, Hokkaidō
049-3192
Websitewww.town.yakumo.lg.jp

Yakumo (八雲町, Yakumo-chō) is a town in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of September 2016, the town's population was estimated as 17,299, with a density of 18 persons per km2. The total area is 955.98 km2.

On October 1, 2005, the town of Kumaishi was merged into Yakumo; now in the newly created Futami District. The former town of Kumaishi joined Oshima Subprefecture at the same time.

Geography[edit]

Yakumo is the only municipality which faces both the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean. The Yakumo area and the Kumaishi area are separated by mountains.

The name comes from the word "Yakumo" in the Waka composed by Susanoo-no-Mikoto.[1]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1881: The village of Yakumo was founded in Yamakosi District.
  • 1902:
  • 1919: Yakumo village became Yakumo town.
  • 1957: Otoshibe village in Kayabe District was merged into Yakumo town.
  • 1962: Kumaishi village became Kumaishi town.
  • 2005: Yakumo town and Kumaishi town was merged to form new town of Yakumo in Futami District. (Because of it, Hiyama Subprefecture was divided between north and south.)

Education[edit]

  • High schools
    • Hokkaido Yakumo High School[2]
    • Hokkaido Kumaishi High School[3]

Transportation[edit]

Sister city[edit]

Notable people from Yakumo[edit]

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