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Amami
奄美市
City
Amami city
Amami city
Flag of Amami
Flag
Official seal of Amami
Seal
Location of Amami in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Amami in Kagoshima Prefecture
Amami is located in Japan
Amami
Amami
 
Coordinates: 28°19′N 129°27′E / 28.317°N 129.450°E / 28.317; 129.450Coordinates: 28°19′N 129°27′E / 28.317°N 129.450°E / 28.317; 129.450
Country Japan
Region Kyushu (Amami Islands)
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
Area
 • Total 308.15 km2 (118.98 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2013)
 • Total 44,561
 • Density 145/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
-Tree Ryūkyūmatsu and Banyan
- Flower Sharinbai and Hibiscus
-Other Plants Hikagehego
Phone number 0997-52-1111
Address 25-8 Naze-saiwaichō, Amami-shi, Kagoshima-ken 894-0025 
Website www.city.amami.lg.jp
Night view of downtown Amami
Beaches

Amami (奄美市 Amami-shi?) is a city located on the island of Amami Ōshima, in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2013, the city has an estimated population of 44,561 and a population density of 145 persons per km². The total area is 308.15 km².

Geography[edit]

Amami, located on the eastern and northern portion of Amami Ōshima, is bordered by the East China Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The Kasari area of the city is an exclave, separated from the main part of Amami by the town of Tatsugō.

Climate[edit]

Anami has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with long, hot, humid summers and mild winters. Precipitation is abundant throughout the year, with particularly heavy rainfall in May, June, August and September. The area is subject to frequent typhoons.

Climate data for Amami, Kagoshima
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
17.5
(63.5)
19.8
(67.6)
23.3
(73.9)
26.0
(78.8)
29.0
(84.2)
32.1
(89.8)
31.7
(89.1)
30.2
(86.4)
26.7
(80.1)
23.0
(73.4)
19.2
(66.6)
24.62
(76.33)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.2
(57.6)
14.6
(58.3)
16.6
(61.9)
20.0
(68)
22.6
(72.7)
25.6
(78.1)
28.4
(83.1)
28.1
(82.6)
26.6
(79.9)
23.3
(73.9)
19.8
(67.6)
16.1
(61)
21.33
(70.39)
Average low °C (°F) 11.3
(52.3)
11.7
(53.1)
13.4
(56.1)
16.7
(62.1)
19.5
(67.1)
22.9
(73.2)
25.4
(77.7)
25.3
(77.5)
23.7
(74.7)
20.3
(68.5)
16.8
(62.2)
13.0
(55.4)
18.33
(64.99)
Precipitation mm (inches) 187.7
(7.39)
154.1
(6.067)
195.9
(7.713)
214.6
(8.449)
319.2
(12.567)
406.7
(16.012)
220.2
(8.669)
311.0
(12.244)
298.5
(11.752)
219.0
(8.622)
190.2
(7.488)
153.5
(6.043)
2,870.6
(113.016)
Average humidity (%) 69 70 71 74 78 80 78 79 79 73 71 70 74.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 62.0 59.9 85.4 115.7 122.7 131.7 223.2 191.7 156.2 126.2 87.7 73.4 1,435.8
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Naze was established on April 1, 1908. It was elevated to town status on October 1, 1922. As with all of the Amami Islands, the village came under the administration of the United States from July 1 1946 to December 25 1953. It was elevated to city status on July 1, 1946.

The modern city of Amami was established on March 20, 2006, from the merger of the city of Naze, the town of Kasari, and the village of Sumiyō (both from Ōshima District).

Transportation[edit]

Airport[edit]

Seaport[edit]

Naze Port is a regional transportation hub, with frequent ferry service to Kagoshima, Tokyo, Kobe, and Osaka, as well as Okinawa, the other Amami islands, and Tokara Islands.

Highway[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Notable people from Amami[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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