|• -Mayor||Kanji Kawakami|
|• Total||373.63 km2 (144.26 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2012)|
|• Density||50.1/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Sasayuri (Lilium japonicum)|
|Address||796 Idochō, Kumano-shi, Mie-ken 519-4392|
- Mie Prefecture
- Wakayama Prefecture
- Nara Prefecture
The city of Kumano was established on November 3, 1954 by the merger of the town of Kinomoto with the surrounding villages of Isato, Kamikawa, Arii, Atashika, Arasaki and Tomari (all from Minamimuro District).
On November 15, 2005, the town of Kiwa (also from Minamimuro District) was also merged into Kumano.
A portion of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located within Kumano.
Sister city relations
- – Sakurai, Nara, Japan, since October 1986
- – Bastos, Brazil, since December 1972
- – Sorrento, Italy, since November 2001
- Shigeru Kasamatsu – Olympic gymnast
Media related to Kumano, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Kumano City official website (Japanese)