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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.

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).

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)
Average 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 relative 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]

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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7 news items

The Japan Times

The Japan Times
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 06:30:00 -0700

AMAMI, KAGOSHIMA PREF. – A unique underwater exhibition titled “Aquart” was held on Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture last weekend, allowing visitors to appreciate works surrounded by the coral reef. Among the objects displayed were ...

Emirates 24/7

Emirates 24/7
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:45:54 -0700

People try to repair the roof damaged by heavy wind and rain as typhoon Vongfong approaches in Amami, Kagoshima Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. The powerful typhoon poured heavy rains over Japan's southern island of Okinawa and was aiming at the next ...

The Japan Times

The Japan Times
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:26:15 -0700

... and Hiraizumi in Iwate Prefecture; Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture; Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture; Kawaguchi and Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture, Setagaya and Suginami wards in Tokyo, Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture; and Amami, Kagoshima Prefecture.

The Korea Herald

The Korea Herald
Tue, 06 May 2014 04:26:15 -0700

The tour departing on May 27 will stop at Okinawa, Amami, Kagoshima and Nagasaki and return to Incheon on June 2. The May 27 tour is priced at 1.69 million won per person for an inside room, 1.89 million won for an ocean-view room and 2.19 million won ...

The Japan Times

The Japan Times
Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:58:34 -0800

The ferry, which left Tokyo on Thursday afternoon bound for Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, requested rescue at around 5:20 a.m. after rough waves apparently caused its load to shift, its Amami, Kagoshima Prefecture-based operator said. The coast guard ...

The Japan Times

The Japan Times
Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:55:54 -0700

... Prefecture; Toda, Saitama Prefecture; Higashiyamato and Musashimurayama, both suburban Tokyo; Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture; Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture; Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture; Iwade, Wakayama Prefecture; and Amami, Kagoshima Prefecture.

Biosstars.com

Biosstars.com
Wed, 14 May 2014 13:34:30 -0700

Sur l'île d'Amami, les habitants vivent en harmonie avec la nature, ils pensent qu'un dieu habite chaque arbre, chaque pierre et chaque plante. Un soir d'été, Kaito découvre le corps d'un homme flottant dans la mer, sa jeune amie Kyoko va l'aider à ...
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