Kōshi, Kumamoto

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Kōshi
合志市
City
Flag of Kōshi
Flag
Location of Kōshi in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Kōshi in Kumamoto Prefecture
Kōshi is located in Japan
Kōshi
Kōshi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°53′N 130°47′E / 32.883°N 130.783°E / 32.883; 130.783Coordinates: 32°53′N 130°47′E / 32.883°N 130.783°E / 32.883; 130.783
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yoshiyuki Araki (since April 2010)
Area
 • Total 53.17 km2 (20.53 sq mi)
Population (December 2013)
 • Total 58,192
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Quercus acutissima
- Flower Gypsophila
Website www.city.koshi.lg.jp

Kōshi (合志市 Kōshi-shi?) is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

As of December 2013, the city has an estimated population of 58,142 and a population density of 1093.51 persons per km².[citation needed] The total area is 53.17 km².[citation needed]

The modern city of Kōshi was established on February 27, 2006, from the merger of former town of Kōshi, with the town of Nishigoshi (both from Kikuchi District). It was the 14th "Great Heisei Merger" in Kumamoto Prefecture.

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