Yokkaichi, Mie

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Special city
Yokkaichi City Hall
Yokkaichi City Hall
Flag of Yokkaichi
Official seal of Yokkaichi
Location of Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture
Location of Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture
Yokkaichi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°57′54.1″N 136°37′27.9″E / 34.965028°N 136.624417°E / 34.965028; 136.624417Coordinates: 34°57′54.1″N 136°37′27.9″E / 34.965028°N 136.624417°E / 34.965028; 136.624417
Country Japan
Region Kansai, Tōkai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
 • Mayor Tomohiro Mori
 • Total 206.44 km2 (79.71 sq mi)
Population (August 2015)
 • Total 306,107
 • Density 1,480/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Salvia splendens
-Bird Black-headed gull
Phone number 059-354-8244
Address 1-5 Suwa-chō, Yokkaichi-shi, Mie-ken 510-8601
Website www.city.yokkaichi.mie.jp

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]

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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]

Media related to Yokkaichi, Mie at Wikimedia Commons