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Yao, Osaka

Yao

八尾市
Yao City Hall
Yao City Hall
Flag of Yao
Flag
Official seal of Yao
Seal
Location of Yao in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Yao in Osaka Prefecture
Yao is located in Japan
Yao
Yao
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°37′36.73″N 135°36′3.55″E / 34.6268694°N 135.6009861°E / 34.6268694; 135.6009861
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorSeita Tanaka
Area
 • Total41.71 km2 (16.10 sq mi)
Population
(April 1, 2017)
 • Total268,013
 • Density6,400/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeGinkgo
 • FlowerChrysanthemum
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-1-1 Honmachi, Yao-shi, Osaka-fu
581-0003
Websitewww.city.yao.osaka.jp

Yao (八尾市, Yao-shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1948. As of 2017, the city has an estimated population of 268,013 and a population density of 6,400 persons per km².[1] The total area is 41.71 km². Yao is home to a general aviation airport, Yao Airport.

The city is the birthplace of the Kawachi ondo style of folk singing. A festival of the style held there includes a Bon Odori (dance to welcome ancestral spirits).

Transportation

Airports

Railways

Roads

  • Kinki Expressway
  • Route 25
  • Route 170

Cultural Sites

Sister and Friendship cities

People from Yao

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