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Yame Tea Plantation
Location of Yame in Fukuoka Prefecture
|• Mayor||Tsuneyuki Mitamura (since November 2008)|
|• Total||482.53 km2 (186.31 sq mi)|
|Population (April 1, 2011)|
|• Density||140/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Tea, Cinnamonum camphora|
|• Flower||Chrysanthemum, Wisteria, Hymenanthes|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||Honmachi 647, Yame, Fukuoka (福岡県八女市本町647)
As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 39,372 and a population density of 1,000.81 persons per km². The total area was 39.34 km².
After the merger, as of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 69,907, with 23,885 households and a population density of 144.88 persons per km². The total area is 482.53 km², which is second largest area within Fukuoka Prefecture.
Yamecha is produced in Yame and surrounding areas, and is a tea known throughout Japan.
- Media related to Yame, Fukuoka at Wikimedia Commons
- Yame City official website (in Japanese)
- Brief introduction of Yame tea (in English)
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