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Yao, Osaka

Administration
Full name八尾市 · Yao
Official name八尾市 · Yao
JapaneseName八尾
Settlement typeSpecial city
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
Government
MayorSeita Tanaka
Geography
Total Area16.1 sq mi (41.71 km2)
Demography
Total Population271454 (December 2009)
Density (pop.)6510/km2 (16860.9/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is a city in Osaka, Japan.

As of 2009, the city has an estimated population of 271,454 and the density of 6,510 persons per km2. The total area is 41.71 km2.

Yao is home to a general aviation airport, Yao Airport.

The city was founded on April 1, 1948.

It is perhaps best known for its Kawachi ondo festival. The first day features dancers in colorful costumes parading along the street. The second day is a huge bon odori on the grounds of Yao high school where hundreds of people gather to dance and celebrate their historic song and dance.


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