Taki (多気町, Taki-chō) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 August 2021[update], the town had an estimated population of 14,210 in 5730 households and a population density of 140 persons per km². The total area of the town was 103.06 square kilometres (39.79 sq mi).
|• - Mayor||Yukio Kubo|
|• Total||103.06 km2 (39.79 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|• Tree||Cinnamomum camphora|
|• Flower||Lilium japonicum|
|• Bird||Japanese white-eye|
|Address||1600 Ōka, Taki-chō, Taki-gun, Mie-ken 519-2181|
Taki is an inland municipality located in eastern Kii Peninsula in central Mie Prefecture.
- Ponds - Gokatsura Pond, Tochi-ga-ike Pond
- Rivers - Miya River, Kushida River, Sana River, Tokida River, Harai River
Taki has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Taki is 14.9 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2015 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 25.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.2 °C.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Taki has been declining slowly over the past 60 years.
The area of Take was part of ancient Ise Province. During the Edo period, it was mostly part of the holdings of Kii Domain. The village of Ōka (相可) was established on April 1, 1889 during the establishment of the modern municipalities system in the Meiji period. It was elevated to town status on June 20, 1919, and changed its name to Taki after merging of the neighboring villages of Sana and Tsuda, both in Taki District, on March 30, 1955. The village of Nishi-Tokida was annexed on April 15, 1959. On January 1, 2006 the village was merged into Taki.
Taki has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 12 members. Taki, collectively with the other municipalities of Watari District, contributes two members to the Mie Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the town is part of Mie 4th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.
Taki has five public elementary schools and two public middle schools operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Mie Prefectural Board of Education.
- Gokatsura Pond Furusato Village
- Niu Jinja
Sister city relationsEdit
- Camas, Washington, USA
Notable people from TakiEdit
Media related to Taki, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)