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Yakushima (屋久島町, Yakushima-chō) is a town located in Kumage District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The town is on the island of Yakushima and Kuchinoerabujima.

Yakushima

屋久島町
Town
Flag of Yakushima
Flag
Official seal of Yakushima
Emblem
Location of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture
Yakushima is located in Japan
Yakushima
Yakushima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 30°21′N 130°31′E / 30.350°N 130.517°E / 30.350; 130.517Coordinates: 30°21′N 130°31′E / 30.350°N 130.517°E / 30.350; 130.517
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu (Ōsumi)
PrefectureKagoshima Prefecture
DistrictKumage
Government
 • MayorTonao Hidaka
Area
 • Total540.98 km2 (208.87 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2008)
 • Total13,486
 • Density24.9/km2 (64/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeYakusugi
 • FlowerYakushima shakunage (Rhododendron metternichii Sieb. et Zucc. var. yakushimanum (Nakai) Ohwi)
 • BirdYaku komadori (Erithacus akahige tanensis Kuroda)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address469-45 Koseda, Yakushima-chō, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima-ken
891-4207
Websitewww.yakushima-town.jp

On October 1, 2007, the town was formed by the merger of the towns of Kamiyaku and Yaku, both from Kumage District.

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 13,486 and the density of 24.9 persons per km2. The total area is 540.98 km2.

Hydrofoil serving the island

Yakushima Airport serves Yakushima. There are also hydrofoils and ferries serving the island. Kuchinoerabujima is accessible by a municipal ferry.

EducationEdit

High schools
  • Kagoshima Prefectural Yakushima High School
  • Yakushima Ōzora High School (correspondence course high school)
Junior high schools
  • Anbō Junior High School
  • Gakunan Junior High School
  • Issō Junior High School
  • Kanadake Junior High School
  • Koseda Junior High School
  • Miyaura Junior High School
  • Nagata Junior High School
Elementary schools
  • Anbō Elementary School
  • Hachiman Elementary School
  • Issō Elementary School
  • Kamiyama Elementary School
  • Kanadake Elementary School
  • Koseda Elementary School
  • Kurio Elementary School
  • Miyaura Elementary School
  • Nagata Elementary School

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