Wake
和気町
Town
Wake Fuji Park
Location of Wake in Okayama Prefecture
Wake
Wake
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°48′N 134°9′E / 34.800°N 134.150°E / 34.800; 134.150Coordinates: 34°48′N 134°9′E / 34.800°N 134.150°E / 34.800; 134.150
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
San'yō
PrefectureOkayama Prefecture
DistrictWake
Area
 • Total144.21 km2 (55.68 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total14,191
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.town.wake.okayama.jp

Wake (和気町, Wake-chō) is a town located in Wake District, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 2016, the town has an estimated population of 14,191. The total area is 144.21 km².[1]

The town is famous in the region for the 'Wamojiyaki' festival that takes place every year on August 15 during the Obon period, and the town is also home to the largest Wisteria park in Japan.

On March 1, 2006 Wake was officially merged with the neighboring town of Saeki, also from Wake District. The newly merged town retains the name 'Wake'. Wake is also the sister town of Hanna, Alberta, Canada.

On January 8, 2021, a minimum temperature of −10.6 °C (12.9 °F) was registered.[2]

References

  1. ^ 和気町の概要. Wake official website (in Japanese). Wake Town. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  2. ^ @extremetemps (8 January 2021). "On 9 January more records of Low Temps and snow were recorded in Japan. Amongst the stations with over 40 years of…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.