Yōkaichiba, Chiba

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Yōkaichiba
八日市場市
Former municipality
Yōkaichiba Post Office
Yōkaichiba Post Office
Location of Yōkaichiba in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Yōkaichiba in Chiba Prefecture
Yōkaichiba is located in Japan
Yōkaichiba
Yōkaichiba
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°42′00″N 140°33′37.52″E / 35.70000°N 140.5604222°E / 35.70000; 140.5604222Coordinates: 35°42′00″N 140°33′37.52″E / 35.70000°N 140.5604222°E / 35.70000; 140.5604222
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureChiba Prefecture
MergedJanuary 23, 2006
(now part of Sōsa)
Area
 • Total80.75 km2 (31.18 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2005)
 • Total32,227
 • Density399/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Symbols
BirdJapanese bush-warbler
FlowerCamellia
TreePodocarpus macrophyllus

Yōkaichiba (八日市場市, Yōkaichiba-shi) was a city located in northeastern Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Fukuoka Town was established on April 1, 1889 within Sōsa District, Chiba. It changed its name to Yōkaichiba on December 8, 1915. On March 31, 1954, the town expanded greatly through the annexation of the neighboring villages of Heiwa, Chinkai, Sōsa, Toyosaka, Suga, Kyōkō, Yoshida, Iidaka, and Toyowa, all within Sōsa District. Yōkaichiba was elevated to city status on July 1, 1954.

On January 23, 2006, Yōkaichiba was merged with the town of Nosaka (from Sōsa District) to create the city of Sōsa.

Yōkaichiba Tōshō-gū is a local Shinto shrine.