Yame, Fukuoka

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Yame
八女市
City
Yame Tea Plantation
Location of Yame in Fukuoka Prefecture
Yame, Fukuoka is located in Japan
Yame
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°11′58″N 130°33′32″E / 33.19944°N 130.55889°E / 33.19944; 130.55889Coordinates: 33°11′58″N 130°33′32″E / 33.19944°N 130.55889°E / 33.19944; 130.55889
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureFukuoka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorTsuneyuki Mitamura (since November 2008)
Area
 • Total482.53 km2 (186.31 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total69,907
 • Density140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- TreeTea, Cinnamonum camphora
- FlowerChrysanthemum, Wisteria, Hymenanthes
AddressHonmachi 647, Yame, Fukuoka (福岡県八女市本町647)
834-8585
Phone number81-(0)943-23-1111
Websitewww.city.yame.fukuoka.jp
 
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Yame
八女市
City
Yame Tea Plantation
Location of Yame in Fukuoka Prefecture
Yame, Fukuoka is located in Japan
Yame
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°11′58″N 130°33′32″E / 33.19944°N 130.55889°E / 33.19944; 130.55889Coordinates: 33°11′58″N 130°33′32″E / 33.19944°N 130.55889°E / 33.19944; 130.55889
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureFukuoka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorTsuneyuki Mitamura (since November 2008)
Area
 • Total482.53 km2 (186.31 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total69,907
 • Density140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- TreeTea, Cinnamonum camphora
- FlowerChrysanthemum, Wisteria, Hymenanthes
AddressHonmachi 647, Yame, Fukuoka (福岡県八女市本町647)
834-8585
Phone number81-(0)943-23-1111
Websitewww.city.yame.fukuoka.jp

Yame (八女市 Yame-shi?) is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1954.

As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 39,372 and a population density of 1,000.81 persons per km². The total area was 39.34 km².

On October 1, 2006 the town of Jōyō (from Yame District) was merged into Yame.

On February 1, 2010, the towns of Kurogi and Tachibana, and the villages of Hoshino and Yabe (all from Yame District) were merged into Yame.

After the merger, as of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 69,907, with 23,885 households and a population density of 144.88 persons per km². The total area is 482.53km², which is second largest area within Fukuoka Prefecture.

Yame tea (八女茶) is one of the largest Japanese tea producers.[citation needed]

Yame natives include former livedoor CEO Takafumi Horie.

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