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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)
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]

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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22 news items

The Japan News

The Japan News
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:56:15 -0700

By Natsuko Tamaki / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterAMAMI, Kagoshima — On the east coast of Amami-Oshima island in Kagoshima Prefecture, I took an about 90-minute canoe tour to explore a mangrove forest in the Sumiyocho district of Amami. “This is a ...
 
Asahi Shimbun
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:00:07 -0700

AMAMI, Kagoshima Prefecture--The hopes of this island in southern Japan to host a military base would seem incongruous with efforts to gain World Heritage recognition of its unique ecosystem. But that is exactly what is happening. Municipal authorities ...

Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun
Thu, 28 May 2015 01:48:45 -0700

Construction of a massive solar power plant on a vast forested mountainside in Kagoshima Prefecture is set to get under way in September. The plant will be one of the largest in Japan and have an output of 92 megawatts, companies involved in the ...

Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:26:15 -0700

AMAMI-OSHIMA, Kagoshima Prefecture--Hundreds of competitors braved rough weather conditions here July 5 to take part in one of Japan's largest sea kayak races. Some 356 people aboard 219 kayaks plied their paddling skills on two courses at the 23rd ...

Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 02:27:03 -0700

Opponents of a planned U.S. military base in Okinawa Prefecture have gained an ally that is targeting the very foundation of the project. Seven groups in western Japan, including conservation bodies, held their first joint meeting in Amami, Kagoshima ...
 
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 ...

Newser

Newser
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:30:30 -0700

(Newser) – Japan is facing down its second major typhoon in the space of a week, with at least 35 people reported injured as Typhoon Vongfong hit its southern island of Okinawa with heavy rain and winds gusting up to 110mph. The storm was headed next ...
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