Yakushima, Kagoshima

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Yakushima
屋久島町
Town
Flag of Yakushima
Flag
Location of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture
Yakushima is located in Japan
Yakushima
Yakushima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 30°21′N 130°31′E / 30.350°N 130.517°E / 30.350; 130.517Coordinates: 30°21′N 130°31′E / 30.350°N 130.517°E / 30.350; 130.517
Country Japan
Region Kyushu (Ōsumi)
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
District Kumage
Government
 • Mayor Tonao Hidaka
Area
 • Total 540.98 km2 (208.87 sq mi)
Population (January 2008)
 • Total 13,486
 • Density 24.9/km2 (64/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Yakusugi
 • Flower Yakushima shakunage (Rhododendron metternichii Sieb. et Zucc. var. yakushimanum (Nakai) Ohwi)
 • Bird Yaku komadori (Erithacus akahige tanensis Kuroda)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 469-45 Koseda, Yakushima-chō, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima-ken
891-4207
Website www.yakushima-town.jp

Yakushima (屋久島町 Yakushima-chō?) is a town located in Kumage District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The town is on the island of Yakushima and Kuchinoerabujima.

On October 1, 2007, the town was formed by the merger of the towns of Kamiyaku and Yaku, both from Kumage District.

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 13,486 and the density of 24.9 persons per km2. The total area is 540.98 km2.

Hydrofoil serving the island

Yakushima Airport serves Yakushima. There are also hydrofoils and ferries serving the island. Kuchinoerabujima is accessible by a municipal ferry.

Education[edit]

High schools
  • Kagoshima Prefectural Yakushima High School
  • Yakushima Ōzora High School (correspondence course high school)
Junior high schools
  • Anbō Junior High School
  • Gakunan Junior High School
  • Issō Junior High School
  • Kanadake Junior High School
  • Koseda Junior High School
  • Miyaura Junior High School
  • Nagata Junior High School
Elementary schools
  • Anbō Elementary School
  • Hachiman Elementary School
  • Issō Elementary School
  • Kamiyama Elementary School
  • Kanadake Elementary School
  • Koseda Elementary School
  • Kurio Elementary School
  • Miyaura Elementary School
  • Nagata Elementary School

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