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Location of Minamitane in Kagoshima Prefecture
|Region||Kyushu (Satsunan Islands)|
|• -Mayor||Hironori Kajiwara (since May 2011)|
|• Total||110.40 km2 (42.63 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2013)|
|• Density||53.7/km2 (139/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Myrica rubra|
|Address||2793-1 Nakanoue, Minamitane-chō, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima-ken 891-3792|
The climate is classified as humid subtropical (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with very warm summers and mild winters. Precipitation is high throughout the year, but is highest in the months of May, June and September. The area is subject to frequent typhoons.
Minamitane Village was established on April 1, 1889. It was upgraded to town status on October 15, 1956.
Media related to Minamitane, Kagoshima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)