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Yaita (矢板市, Yaita-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 33,524, and a population density of 297 persons per km². Its total area is 170.46 square kilometres (65.81 sq mi).

Yaita

矢板市
Yaita City Hall
Yaita City Hall
Flag of Yaita
Flag
Official seal of Yaita
Seal
Location of Yaita in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Yaita in Tochigi Prefecture
Yaita is located in Japan
Yaita
Yaita
 
Coordinates: 36°48′24.2″N 139°55′26.8″E / 36.806722°N 139.924111°E / 36.806722; 139.924111Coordinates: 36°48′24.2″N 139°55′26.8″E / 36.806722°N 139.924111°E / 36.806722; 139.924111
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTochigi Prefecture
Government
 • MayorJyunichiro Saito <齋藤淳一郎> (from April 2016)
Area
 • Total170.46 km2 (65.81 sq mi)
Population
 (May 2015)
 • Total33,542
 • Density197/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeJapanese stuartia
- Flower Japanese azalea
- BirdOriental turtle dove
Phone number0287-43-1111
Address5-4 Honcho, Yaita-shi, Tochigi-ken 329-2192
Websitewww.city.yaita.tochigi.jp

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GeographyEdit

Yaita is located in north-central Tochigi Prefecture in the foothills of the Nasu region. The area is well watered, with numerous springs and rivers.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Yaita, Izumi and Kataoka villages were created within Shioya District on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. Yaita was elevated to town status on June 25, 1895. Yaita annexed Izumi and Kataoka on January 1, 1955. It was elevated to city status on November 1, 1958.

EconomyEdit

Agriculture (primarily rice) and forestry are mainstays of the local economy. The consumer electronics company Sharp has a large factory in Yaita.

EducationEdit

Yaita has nine primary schools, three middle schools and three high schools.

TransportationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Yaita, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons