Yamato, Kumamoto

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Flag of Yamato
Official seal of Yamato
Location of Yamato in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Yamato in Kumamoto Prefecture
Yamato is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°41′N 131°02′E / 32.683°N 131.033°E / 32.683; 131.033Coordinates: 32°41′N 131°02′E / 32.683°N 131.033°E / 32.683; 131.033
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
District Kamimashiki
 • Total 544.83 km2 (210.36 sq mi)
Population (February 28, 2017)
 • Total 15,771
 • Density 29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (JST)
Website www.town.yamato.kumamoto.jp

Yamato (山都町, Yamato-chō) is a town located in Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

The town was formed on February 11, 2005 from the merger of the municipalities of Yabe and Seiwa with the town of Soyō from Aso District.

As of February 28, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 15,771[1] and a density of 29 persons per km². The total area is 544.83 km².

Tsūjun Bridge (通潤橋, Tsūjun-kyo) An aqueduct bridge of stone construction with fixed-arch architecture in Yamato. It was constructed in 1854 (the Edo period).

Famous people from Yamato[edit]


  1. ^ "Official website of Yamato Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Yamato Town. Retrieved 30 April 2017.

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