Welcome to Yamaga, a beautiful city located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Founded on April 1, 1954, Yamaga has a rich history and culture that attracts tourists from all over the world. In 2005, Yamaga absorbed the towns of Kahoku, Kamoto, Kaō and Kikuka to create the new and expanded city of Yamaga. As of March 31, 2017, the city has a population of 53,404 and a population density of 180 persons per km2. The total area is 299.67 km2.

Yamaga is surrounded by several municipalities including Gyokutō, Kikuchi, Kumamoto, Nagomi, Yame, and Hita. The city has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cool winters. There is significant precipitation throughout the year, especially during June and July. The average annual temperature in Yamaga is 14.9 °C (58.8 °F). The average annual rainfall is 2,177.9 mm (85.74 in) with July as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.3 °C (79.3 °F), and lowest in January, at around 3.5 °C (38.3 °F).

Local attractions:
Yamaga is home to several attractions that are worth visiting. One of the most popular attractions is the Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the region. Another popular attraction is the Yamaga Bon-dancing Lantern Festival, which takes place every August and is a must-see event. Visitors can also enjoy traditional theater performances at the Yachioza Theater.

Notable people:
Yamaga has produced several notable people, including politicians Kiyoura Keigo, Raizō Matsuno, Yorihisa Matsuno, and Ikuo Kabashima. The city is also home to baseball player Shinichi Etō, football players Kōhei Miyazaki and Sō Kawahara, sumo wrestler Chiyohakuhō Daiki, professional wrestler Daiki Inaba, swimmer Mayumi Aoki, and football player Ryōtarō Araki.

Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or just want to experience the beauty of Japan, Yamaga is a destination that should be on your bucket list. Come and explore this charming city and discover all that it has to offer!

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