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Yamaga (山鹿市, Yamaga-shi) is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1954.

Yamaga

山鹿市
Flag of Yamaga
Flag
Official seal of Yamaga
Chapter
Location of Yamaga in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Yamaga in Kumamoto Prefecture
Yamaga is located in Japan
Yamaga
Yamaga
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°1′1″N 130°40′58″E / 33.01694°N 130.68278°E / 33.01694; 130.68278Coordinates: 33°1′1″N 130°40′58″E / 33.01694°N 130.68278°E / 33.01694; 130.68278
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKumamoto Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKensei Nakashima (since February 2005)
Area
 • Total299.67 km2 (115.70 sq mi)
Population
 (March 31, 2017)
 • Total53,404
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeOsmanthus fragrans
 • FlowerRhododendron
 • BirdJapanese bush warbler
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.city.yamaga.kumamoto.jp

On January 15, 2005, Yamaga absorbed the towns of Kahoku, Kamoto, Kaō and Kikuka (all from Kamoto District) to create the new and expanded city of Yamaga.

As of March 31, 2017, the city has a population of 53,404 and a population density of 180 persons per km2.[1] The total area is 299.67 km2.[citation needed]

Attractions include the Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum.

Notable people from YamagaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Yamaga City" (in Japanese). Japan: Yamaga City. Retrieved 29 April 2017.

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