Yatsushiro, Kumamoto

Yatsushiro, Kumamoto

Infobox City Japan
Name= Yatsushiro
JapaneseName= 八代市

Region= Kyūshū
Prefecture= Kumamoto
Area_km2= 680.59
PopDate= January 2008
Population= 134,491
Density_km2= 198
LatitudeDegrees= 32
LatitudeMinutes= 30
LongtitudeDegrees= 130
LongtitudeMinutes= 36
Tree= Pomelo
Flower= Yatsushirosō (Campanula glomerata var. dahurica)
Bird= Common Kingfisher
SymbolDescription= Flag
Mayor= Takashi Sakata
CityHallPostalCode= 866-8601
CityHallAddress=1-25 Matsuejōmachi, Yatsushiro-shi, Kumamoto-ken
CityHallPhone= 0965-33-4111
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.yatsushiro.kumamoto.jp/ Yatsushiro City]

nihongo|Yatsushiro|八代市|Yatsuhiro-shi is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan.

On August 1, 2005, the city merged with the municipalities of Izumi, Kagami, Sakamoto, Senchō and Tōyō to form the new expanded city of Yashushiro.

As of January 1, 2008 Yatsuhiro has a population of 134,491 and a density of 198 persons per km². The total area is 680.59 km².

Yatsushiro is known for its Myokensai festival on November 23 of each year, which includes a parade of horses through the streets of the city. Also, each fall Yatsushiro hosts one of Japan's largest fireworks displays. These fireworks last for about 2 hours.Fact|date=September 2007

Yatsushiro is known locally for its banpeiyu fruits which bear a resemblance to hugely over-sized grapefruits.

The city's landmarks include the ruins of Yatsushiro Castle (now part of a shinto shrine) and the often overlooked port area that offers magnificent views of the nearby Amakusa islands and the local paper factory.

External links

* [http://www.city.yatsushiro.kumamoto.jp/ Yatsushiro official website] in Japanese

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