Kujūkuri

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Kujūkuri
九十九里町
Town
Kujūkuri Town hall
Kujūkuri Town hall
Flag of Kujūkuri
Flag
Official seal of Kujūkuri
Seal
Location of Kujūkuri in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Kujūkuri in Chiba Prefecture
Kujūkuri is located in Japan
Kujūkuri
Kujūkuri
 
Coordinates: 35°32′N 140°26′E / 35.533°N 140.433°E / 35.533; 140.433Coordinates: 35°32′N 140°26′E / 35.533°N 140.433°E / 35.533; 140.433
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
District Sanbu
Area
 • Total 23.72 km2 (9.16 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 17,466
 • Density 736/km2 (1,910/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Black Pine
- Bird Kentish Plover
Phone number 0475-70-3100
Address 4099 Katagai, Kujūkuri-machi, Sanbu-gun, Chiba-ken 283-0195
Website Town of Kujūkuri

Kujūkuri (九十九里町 Kujūkuri-machi?) is a town located in Sanbu District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 17,466 and a population density of 736 persons per km². The total area was 23.72 km².

Kujūkuri owes its name to its beach, Kujūkuri Beach, which is Japan's second longest. The word "Kujūkuri" roughly translates to mean "ninety-nine ri", with "kujūku" meaning "ninety-nine" and "ri" being an old unit of measurement equating to approximately 600 meters.

Geography[edit]

Kujūkuri is located on the east-central Bōsō Peninsula, on the shore of the Pacific Ocean.

Surrounding Municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Kujūkuri was established on March 31, 1955.

Economy[edit]

Commercial fishing and food processing (particularly sardine processing) remain the primary industries of Kujūkuri, although the town is primarily known as a beach resort, from its seaside location and mild climate, and attracts more than million tourists each year. Kujūkuri and surrounding towns are also popular surfing destinations. Efforts are underway to raise its profile including the establishment of the Tōgane Kujūkuri Toll Road to improve the town's accessibility and the opening of the Kujūkuri Sardine Museum as a point of cultural interest.

Transportation[edit]

Despite its popularity as a beach resort, Kujūkuri is not served by either railway or highway connections.

Local attractions[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Kujūkuri[edit]

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