This article does not cite any sources. (January 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
The Miyako Islands (宮古列島 Miyako-rettō, Miyako: Myaaku, Tarama dialect: Meeku, Okinawan: Naaku) are a group of islands in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, east of the Yaeyama Islands. They are situated between the Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan.
|Native name: |
Map of the Miyako Islands
|Adjacent bodies of water||East China Sea|
|Major islands||Miyako Island, Irabu Island, Tarama Island|
|Area||226.20 km2 (87.34 sq mi)|
|Population||55,522 (January 2018)|
|Pop. density||246.2 /km2 (637.7 /sq mi)|
Miyako island has 55,914 people. A bridge connects Miyako Island to Ikema Island, which has 801 people. Tarama village has 1,214 people, between the two islands of Minna and Tarama.