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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)
 % 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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Asahi Shimbun
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:02:01 -0700

AMAMI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Award-winning director Naomi Kawase has returned to her southern island roots for her next feature film, which she plans to premiere next year at the Cannes Film Festival. “I want to capture Amami's nature, culture and ...
 
Concord Monitor
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:49:34 -0700

An Indian child sits inside a plastic bucket near his house on the Bay of Bengal coast at Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285 kilometers (178 miles) north east of Visakhapatnam, India, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Trees were uprooted and power cables snapped as a ...
 
Ryukyushimpo
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:00:16 -0700

Professor Tatsuro Maeda from the Tokyo University of Foreign Languages gave a presentation on Amami languages, saying; “In Amami, Kagoshima Prefecture has the administrative authority, and the population size and economic power are also small.
 
Asahi Shimbun
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:03:21 -0800

AMAMI-OSHIMA, Kagoshima Prefecture--A local research group has spotted an endangered whale species off Amami-Oshima island in southern Japan for the first time in 17 years, a sighting that may be attributed to a ban on the commercial hunting of ...

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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 ...
 
Asahi Shimbun
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:22:56 -0800

AMAMI, Kagoshima Prefecture--Looking like winter leaves in bloom, masses of Ceylon blue glassy tiger butterflies are hibernating together in the woods on this southern Japanese island of Amami-Oshima. The species, whose northernmost habitat is ...
 
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
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:07:02 -0700

The 6,825-ton ferry, now called Sewol, experienced no problems while operating in Japan as the Naminoue from June 1994 to September 2012, according to A-Line Ferry Co., based in Amami, Kagoshima Prefecture. After being sold to South Korea in ...
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