Yao, Osaka

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Yao
八尾市
Core city
Yao City Hall
Yao City Hall
Flag of Yao
Flag
Official seal of Yao
Seal
Location of Yao in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Yao in Osaka Prefecture
Yao is located in Japan
Yao
Yao
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°37′36.73″N 135°36′3.55″E / 34.6268694°N 135.6009861°E / 34.6268694; 135.6009861Coordinates: 34°37′36.73″N 135°36′3.55″E / 34.6268694°N 135.6009861°E / 34.6268694; 135.6009861
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Seita Tanaka
Area
 • Total 41.71 km2 (16.10 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2017)
 • Total 268,013
 • Density 6,400/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Ginkgo
 • Flower Chrysanthemum
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address 1-1-1 Honmachi, Yao-shi, Osaka-fu
581-0003
Website www.city.yao.osaka.jp

Yao (八尾市, Yao-shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1948. As of 2017, the city has an estimated population of 268,013 and a population density of 6,400 persons per km².[1] The total area is 41.71 km². Yao is home to a general aviation airport, Yao Airport.

The city is the birthplace of the Kawachi ondo style of folk singing. A festival of the style held there includes a Bon Odori (dance to welcome ancestral spirits).

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  • Kinki Expressway
  • Route 25
  • Route 170

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