Umaji (馬路村, Umaji-mura) is a village located in Aki District, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.

Umaji

馬路村
Village
View of Umaji
View of Umaji
Flag of Umaji
Flag
Official seal of Umaji
Chapter
Location of Umaji in Kōchi Prefecture
Location of Umaji in Kōchi Prefecture
Umaji is located in Japan
Umaji
Umaji
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°33′N 134°3′E / 33.550°N 134.050°E / 33.550; 134.050Coordinates: 33°33′N 134°3′E / 33.550°N 134.050°E / 33.550; 134.050
CountryJapan
RegionShikoku
PrefectureKōchi Prefecture
DistrictAki
Government
 • MayorTakashi Kamiji
Area
 • Total165.52 km2 (63.91 sq mi)
Population
 (March 31, 2017)
 • Total898
 • Density5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCryptomeria
 • FlowerYuzu
 • BirdBlue-and-white flycatcher
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address443 Umaji, Umaji-mura, Kōchi-ken
781-6201
Websitewww.vill.umaji.kochi.jp/html/index.htm

As of March 31, 2017, the village has an estimated population of 898[1] and a density of 5.4 persons per km2. The total area is 165.52 km2.

GeographyEdit

Umaji is located in a mountainous region, and the Yasuda River flows through. Approximately 96% of the village is covered by forests, 75% of which are protected by the government. Major mountains include Mount Eboshi (1,320 m) and Jinkichimori (1,423 m).

Umaji is part of the local area called Chugei 中芸 which includes Umaji, Yasuda, Tano, Nahari and Kitagawa.

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

EconomyEdit

Beginning in the 1960s, Umaji has been a hub for the production of yuzu.[2]

EducationEdit

AccessEdit

Access is only by car or bus. Umaji's local train station is in Yasuda which is about a 30-minute drive away. Yasuda is on the Gomen-Nahari Line.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Umaji Village" (in Japanese). Japan: Umaji Village. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  2. ^ Emi, Doi (December 21, 2017). "Soaking and Seasoning: The Aromatic Pleasures of "Yuzu"". Retrieved December 22, 2017. Umaji looked to yuzu production in the 1960s to boost the local economy, and over the subsequent years farmers have turned the village into a citron success story.
  3. ^ http://www.tosakuro.co.jp/tosakuro/train_E_top.html

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