Yamato, Kagoshima

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Yamato

大和村
Materiya waterfall
Materiya waterfall
Flag of Yamato
Flag
Official seal of Yamato
Seal
Location of Yamato in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Yamato in Kagoshima Prefecture
Yamato is located in Japan
Yamato
Yamato
 
Coordinates: 28°19′7″N 129°21′27″E / 28.31861°N 129.35750°E / 28.31861; 129.35750Coordinates: 28°19′7″N 129°21′27″E / 28.31861°N 129.35750°E / 28.31861; 129.35750
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu (Amami Islands)
PrefectureKagoshima Prefecture
DistrictŌshima
Area
 • Total88.15 km2 (34.03 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2013)
 • Total1,638
 • Density18.6/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
-TreeTernstroemia gymnanthera
- FlowerTaiwan Mountain Azalea
Phone number0997-57-2111
Address100, Yamatohama, Yamato-son, Ōshima-gun, Kagoshima-ken 894-3192
Websitewww.vill.yamato.lg.jp

Yamato (大和村, Yamato-son) is a village located on Amami Ōshima, in Ōshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2013, the village had an estimated population of 1,638 and a population density of 18.6 persons per km². The total area was 88.15 km².

Geography[edit]

Yamato occupies the central portion of the northeast coast of Amami Ōshima, facing the East China Sea. 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]

Yamato Village was established on April 1, 1908. As with all of the Amami Islands, the village came under the administration of the United States from July 1, 1946 to December 25, 1953.

Economy[edit]

The village economy is primarily agricultural, with sugar cane and horticulture as the main activities.

External links[edit]

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