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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.

Miyako Islands
Native name:
Miyako-rettō (宮古列島)
Miyako map.jpg
Map of the Miyako Islands
Geography
LocationPacific Ocean
ArchipelagoSakishima Islands
Adjacent bodies of waterEast China Sea
Total islands12
Major islandsMiyako Island, Irabu Island, Tarama Island
Area226.20 km2 (87.34 sq mi)
Administration
PrefectureOkinawa Prefecture
Demographics
Population55,522 (January 2018)
Pop. density246.2 /km2 (637.7 /sq mi)
Location of the Miyako Islands
Location of the Miyako Islands in Okinawa Prefecture

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.

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Coordinates: 24°43′N 125°01′E / 24.717°N 125.017°E / 24.717; 125.017