Minamikyūshū, Kagoshima

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Minamikyūshū
南九州市
City
From top:Mount Ōno, statue of Buddha at Shimizu-iwaya Park, tea plantation, Chiran-Tokkō Heiwa Hall
From top:Mount Ōno, statue of Buddha at Shimizu-iwaya Park, tea plantation, Chiran-Tokkō Heiwa Hall
Flag of Minamikyūshū
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Location of Minamikyūshū in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Minamikyūshū in Kagoshima Prefecture
Minamikyūshū is located in Japan
Minamikyūshū
Minamikyūshū
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°22′40″N 130°26′31″E / 31.37778°N 130.44194°E / 31.37778; 130.44194Coordinates: 31°22′40″N 130°26′31″E / 31.37778°N 130.44194°E / 31.37778; 130.44194
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kanpei Shimoide (since December 2007 and former Chiran mayor since September 2001)
Area
 • Total 357.85 km2 (138.17 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2011)
 • Total 39,738
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Cherry blossom, Tea
- Flower sunflower
Address 6204 Chiran-cho kōri, Minamikyushu-shi, Kagoshima-ken
897-0392
Phone number 0993-83-2511
Website www.city.minamikyushu.lg.jp

Minamikyūshū (南九州市 Minamikyūshū-shi?) is a city located on the southern tip of Satsuma Peninsula, in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 39,738, with 17,288 households and a population density of 111.05 per km². The total area is 357.85 km².

The modern city of Minamikyūshū was established on December 1, 2007, from the merger of the town of Ei (from Ibusuki District), and the towns of Chiran and Kawanabe (both from Kawanabe District).

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