Location of Minamisatsuma in Kagoshima
|• Mayor||Teruo Honbo (since November 2009)|
|• Total||283.30 km2 (109.38 sq mi)|
|Population (May 31, 2011)|
|• Density||137.71/km2 (356.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Podocarpus macrophyllus|
|- Flower||Farfugium japonicum|
|Address||2648 Kaseda Kawabata, Minamisatsuma-shi, Kagoshima-ken
The modern city of Minamisatsuma was established on November 7, 2005, from the merger of the old city of Kaseda, with the town of Kinpō (from Hioki District), and the towns of Bonotsu, Kasasa and Ōura (all from Kawanabe District).
Bansei Tokkō Peace Museum is located in the city.
- Minamisatsuma City official website (Japanese)
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