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Yatomi (弥富市, Yatomi-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Yatomi

弥富市
Yatomi City hall
Yatomi City hall
Flag of Yatomi
Flag
Official seal of Yatomi
Seal
Location of Yatomi in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Yatomi in Aichi Prefecture
Yatomi is located in Japan
Yatomi
Yatomi
 
Coordinates: 35°7′N 136°43′E / 35.117°N 136.717°E / 35.117; 136.717Coordinates: 35°7′N 136°43′E / 35.117°N 136.717°E / 35.117; 136.717
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu (Tōkai)
PrefectureAichi Prefecture
Area
 • Total48.92 km2 (18.89 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2012)
 • Total43,355
 • Density886/km2 (2,290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeSakura
- FlowerAntirrhinum majus
Phone number0567-65-1111
AddressMinamihonda 335,Maesu-cho, Yatomi-shi, Aichi-ken 498-8501
WebsiteCity of Yatomi

As of 2012, the city has an estimated population of 43,355 and a population density of 886 persons per km². The total area is 48.92 km².

GeographyEdit

Yatomi is located in the coastal flatlands of far western Aichi Prefecture, bordering Mie Prefecture on the west. It has a short coastline with Mikawa Bay on the Pacific Ocean to the southeast.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The area name of Yatomi appears in Kamakura period documents, as part of ancient Owari Province. During the Edo period, the area was noted for raising ornamental goldfish. During the Meiji period, the area was organized into villages under Kasai District, Aichi Prefecture, which later became Ama District, Aichi. Yatomi was proclaimed a town on August 26, 1903. The Isewan Typhoon of September 26, 1959 created extensive damage to the area. Efforts to merge Yatomi with the neighboring town of Kanie failed in 2004 over a dispute on the naming of the new entity.

The modern city of Yatomi was founded on April 1, 2006, from the merger between the former town of Yatomi, absorbing the village of Jūshiyama (both from Ama District).

TransportationEdit

Notable people from YatomiEdit

Local attractionsEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Yatomi, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons