Yatomi

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Yatomi

弥富市
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Location of Yatomi in Aichi Prefecture
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Yatomi
 
Coordinates: 35°7′N136°43′E / 35.117°N 136.717°E / 35.117; 136.717 Coordinates: 35°7′N136°43′E / 35.117°N 136.717°E / 35.117; 136.717
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi
Area
  Total49.00 km2 (18.92 sq mi)
Population
 (December 1, 2019)
  Total44,589
  Density910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Antirrhinum majus
Phone number0567-65-1111
AddressMinamihonda 335,Maesu-cho, Yatomi-shi, Aichi-ken 498-8501
Website Official website
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Yatomi Skyline
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Yatomi City hall
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Owari Bridge R1
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Mitsumata-pond park

Yatomi (弥富市, Yatomi-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 December 2019, the city had an estimated population of 44,589 in 18,185 households and a population density of 910 persons per km². [1] The total area of the city is 49.0 square kilometres (18.9 sq mi). The between of the border, and neighboring town of Kanie.

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Geography

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 municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [2] the population of Yatomi has grown steadily over the past 60 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1960 20,440    
1970 27,311+33.6%
1980 36,457+33.5%
1990 38,971+6.9%
2000 42,175+8.2%
2010 43,280+2.6%

Climate

The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Yatomi is 15.6 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1677 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.7 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.5 °C. [3]

History

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, with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. Kasai District 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 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).

Government

Yatomi has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 16 members. The city contributes two members to the Aichi Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aichi District 9 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Education

Yatomi has eight public elementary schools and threepublic junior high schools operated by the city government, and one public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. There is also one private high school.

Economy

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Nabeta wharf in Port of Nagoya

Yatomi is a regional commercial center, and is noted for hothouse agriculture. Main agricultural products include rice, wheat, lettuce, tomatoes, and carnations.

Transportation

Railways

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Highways

Notable people from Yatomi

Local attractions

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