Kume Island

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Kume Island
Native name: クミジマ(Kumijima)
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Kumejima Island 2009
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Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 26°20′28″N 126°48′18″E / 26.34111°N 126.80500°E / 26.34111; 126.80500Coordinates: 26°20′28″N 126°48′18″E / 26.34111°N 126.80500°E / 26.34111; 126.80500
Archipelago Okinawa Islands
Country
Japan
Prefecture Okinawa Prefecture
For the administrative unit, see Kumejima, Okinawa.

Kume Island[1] (久米島 Kumejima?, Okinawan: クミジマ Kumijima) is an island, part of the Okinawa Islands and administratively part of the town of Kumejima, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It has an area of 59.11 metres (193.9 ft).[2] The island had a population of 8,713 (2010).

Kume Island is a volcanic island. Its principal economic activities are the production of sugarcane and tourism.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kerama Islands. Open Coast Travel.
  2. ^ http://www.gsi.go.jp/KOKUJYOHO/MENCHO/200510/shima-oki.htm
  3. ^ "Kumejima". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2013. OCLC 56431036. Retrieved 2013-01-27.