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MIYAKO ISLAND (Miyakojima) AT A GLANCE

LOCATION:
  Miyako Island is one of the small islands in the Southwest Island Chain which stretches over about 1,390 kilometers (869mi) from Kyushu, Japan to Taiwan.
Miyako Island is located 310km (194mi)southwest of Naha, Okinawa and 2,040km (1,275mi) southwest from Tokyo Japan. However Taipei, Taiwan is only 380 km (238mi) west of Miyako Island.
   
GEOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
  Miyako Island consists of 8 small islands. The largest main island (Miyako Island) is 204.5 square kilo meters.
Miyako Island is surrounded by rich coral reefs, raised atolls, lagoons and gorgeous white sand beaches.
Miyako Island is mostly flat or covered with gently rolling hills. The highest point of the main island is only 115 meters (377 feet). Please visit Miyako Island Photo Gallery.
   
POPULATION: 
  Population of Miyakojima city (Administrative city of Miyako Island) is 52,390 as of Feb. 2009, and total population of Miyako Island is 55,000. Density is 319 people per square kilo meter.
   
CLIMATE: 
  Miyako Island is in a subtropical climate zone, with an average temperature of 23℃(74°F.)
   
MAJOR INDUSTRIES: 
  Agriculture= Sugar cane and mango
Fishery=Mostly inshore fishery
Tourism= The subtropical climate and beautiful coral reefs makes Miyako Island one of the best favored tourist destinations in Japan.
   




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