Yokkaichi, Mie

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Special city
四日市市 · Yokkaichi
Location of Yokkaichi in Mie
Location of Yokkaichi in Mie
Yokkaichi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°58′N 136°37′E / 34.967°N 136.617°E / 34.967; 136.617Coordinates: 34°58′N 136°37′E / 34.967°N 136.617°E / 34.967; 136.617
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Mie
 • Mayor Toshiyuki Tanaka
 • Total 205.53 km2 (79.36 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2010)
 • Total 314,393
 • Density 1,529.30/km2 (3,960.9/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camphor tree
- Flower Salvia
- Bird Black-headed Gull
Phone number +81-59-354-8244
Address 1-5 Suwa-chō, Yokkaichi-shi, Mie-ken
Website City of Yokkaichi

Yokkaichi is a Japanese city in Mie Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It is a port near Nagoya.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2000.[1]

History[change | change source]

In the Edo period, Yokkaichi-juku was 43rd of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto.[2]

In 1936, Yokkaichi hosted an international trade fair called "Exposition of Yokkaichi City".[3]

Sister cities[change | change source]

Yokkaichi has 2 sister cities.

People from Yokkaichi[change | change source]

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tōkaidō" in Japanese Encyclopedia, p. 973.
  3. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, "Exposition of Yokkaichi City"; retrieved 2012-4-20.

Other websites[change | change source]

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