Kanoya, Kagoshima

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Kanoya
鹿屋市
City
Top left: Kanoya Rose Park, Top right: Kushira Memorial Tower, 2nd left: Kanoya Ring City, 2nd middle: Kanoya University of Physical Education, 2nd right: Mount Aira Tomb, 3rd left: Kasanohara Plateau, 3rd middle: Kihoku Celestial Sphere Museum, Bottom left :Kimotsuki River and Mount Takakuma, Bottom right: Kanoya Summer Festival
Top left: Kanoya Rose Park, Top right: Kushira Memorial Tower, 2nd left: Kanoya Ring City, 2nd middle: Kanoya University of Physical Education, 2nd right: Mount Aira Tomb, 3rd left: Kasanohara Plateau, 3rd middle: Kihoku Celestial Sphere Museum, Bottom left :Kimotsuki River and Mount Takakuma, Bottom right: Kanoya Summer Festival
Location of Kanoya in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Kanoya in Kagoshima Prefecture
Kanoya is located in Japan
Kanoya
Kanoya
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°25′N 130°53′E / 31.417°N 130.883°E / 31.417; 130.883Coordinates: 31°25′N 130°53′E / 31.417°N 130.883°E / 31.417; 130.883
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Sakae Yamashita
Area
 • Total 448.33 km2 (173.10 sq mi)
Population (March 2010)
 • Total 104,174
 • Density 232/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Camphor laurel
- Flower Rose
Address 20-1 Kyōeichō, Kanoya-shi, Kagoshima-ken
893-8501
Phone number 0994-43-2111
Website www.e-kanoya.net

Kanoya (鹿屋市 Kanoya-shi?) is a city in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on May 27, 1941.

South of Sakurajima and north of Cape Sata, Kanoya is an agricultural community on the Osumi Peninsula. It is famous for black beef, black pork, and the Kanoya Rose Garden. Kanoya's most recent major architectural development was Rina City. Rina City offers a 24-hour grocery store, a mini-theater, fitness room, and several spaces for entertainment and cultural activities.

On January 1, 2006, the towns of Aira and Kushira (both from Kimotsuki District), and the town of Kihoku (from Soo District) were merged into Kanoya.

As of this merger and population statistics (April 1, 2010), the city has an estimated population of 104,174[1] and a population density of 232 persons per km². The total area is 448.33 km².

View of downtown Kanoya from Kanoya City Hall
An image taken from the International Space Station showing Kanoya and its surroundings on January 10, 2013
Flag of Kanoya, Kagoshima
Seal of Kanoya, Kagoshima

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