Taki, Mie

Taki (多気町, Taki-chō) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 August 2021, the town had an estimated population of 14,210 in 5730 households and a population density of 140 persons per km².[1] The total area of the town was 103.06 square kilometres (39.79 sq mi).

Taki
多気町
Ōka, Taki
Ōka, Taki
Flag of Taki
Official seal of Taki
Location of Taki in Mie Prefecture
Location of Taki in Mie Prefecture
Taki is located in Japan
Taki
Taki
 
Coordinates: 34°29′46.1″N 136°32′46.3″E / 34.496139°N 136.546194°E / 34.496139; 136.546194Coordinates: 34°29′46.1″N 136°32′46.3″E / 34.496139°N 136.546194°E / 34.496139; 136.546194
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureMie
DistrictTaki
Government
 • - MayorYukio Kubo
Area
 • Total103.06 km2 (39.79 sq mi)
Population
 (August 2021)
 • Total14,210
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
Symbols 
• TreeCinnamomum camphora
• FlowerLilium japonicum
• BirdJapanese white-eye
Phone number0598-38-1111 
Address1600 Ōka, Taki-chō, Taki-gun, Mie-ken 519-2181
WebsiteOfficial website
Taki Town Hall

GeographyEdit

Taki is an inland municipality located in eastern Kii Peninsula in central Mie Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Mie Prefecture

ClimateEdit

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.[2]

DemographicsEdit

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Taki has been declining slowly over the past 60 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1950 20,683—    
1960 18,537−10.4%
1970 16,159−12.8%
1980 16,054−0.6%
1990 15,691−2.3%
2000 16,149+2.9%
2010 15,436−4.4%

HistoryEdit

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.

GovernmentEdit

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.

EconomyEdit

Taki serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region. The major industrial employer is Sharp Corporation. Noted agricultural products include Kaki persimmons and green tea.

EducationEdit

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.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  JR TōkaiKisei Main Line

  JR TōkaiSangū Line

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Sister city relationsEdit

Notable people from TakiEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taki town official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. ^ Taki climate data
  3. ^ Taki population statistics
  4. ^ Workshop announcement Archived 2012-09-17 at archive.today, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, 2009. (in Japanese) Accessed 2010-09-03.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Taki, Mie at Wikimedia Commons