Satsumasendai, Kagoshima

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Satsumasendai
薩摩川内市
City
Flag of Satsumasendai
Flag
Location of Satsumasendai in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Satsumasendai in Kagoshima Prefecture
Satsumasendai is located in Japan
Satsumasendai
Satsumasendai
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°49′N 130°18′E / 31.817°N 130.300°E / 31.817; 130.300Coordinates: 31°49′N 130°18′E / 31.817°N 130.300°E / 31.817; 130.300
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Hideo Iwakiri
Area
 • Total 683.50 km2 (263.90 sq mi)
Population (January 2008)
 • Total 100,730
 • Density 147/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Round Leaf Holly (Ilex rotunda)
- Flower Lilium speciosum
- Bird Japanese White-eye
- Fish Stream: Ayu
Oceanic: Slender sprat
Address 3-22, Kandachō, Satsumasendai-shi, Kagoshima-ken
895-8650
Phone number 0996-23-5111
Website City of Satsumasendai
Photograph of Sendai City.

Satsumasendai (薩摩川内市 Satsumasendai-shi?) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

The modern city of Satsumasendai was established on October 12, 2004, from the merger of the city of Sendai, the towns of Hiwaki, Iriki, Kedōin and Tōgō, and the Koshikijima Islands (which consisted of the villages of Kamikoshiki, Kashima, Sato and Shimokoshiki) (all from Satsuma District).

As of January 1, 2008, the city has an estimated population of 100,730 and a population density of 147 persons per km². and The total area is 683.50 km².

The city has regular Shinkansen services to Kagoshima City and Yatsushiro.

The city is also home to Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University, founded in 1994, which has a small population of foreign students.

A major employer is the Sendai nuclear power station.

Timeline[edit]

From 1889 to 2004[edit]

  • April 1, 1889 - municipal status enforcement.
    • Satsuma District : the villages of Kumanojō, Takae, Nagatoshi, Hirasa, Kami-Tōgō, Shimo-Tōgō, Hiwaki and Iriki.
    • Taki District : the villages of Taki and Mizuhiki.
    • Minami-Isa District : the villages of Ōmura, Kuroki and Imuta.
    • Koshikijima District : the villages of Kami-Koshiki Shimo-Koshiki.
  • March 29, 1896 - The districts of Taki, Minami-Isa and Koshikijima were merged into Satsuma District.
  • May 20, 1929 - The villages of Kumanojō, Hirasa and Higashi-Mizuhiki were merged to become town of Sendai.
  • July 1, 1933 - The village of Nishimizuhiki was renamed to Mizuhiki.
  • February 11, 1940 - the town of Sendai was elevated city status to become the city of Sendai.
  • November 10, 1940 - The village of Hiwaki was elevated to town status to become the town of Hiwaki.
  • October 1, 1948 - The village of Iriki was elevated to town status to become the town of Iriki.
  • April 1, 1951 - The village of Mizuhiki was merged into the city of Sendai.
  • December 1, 1952 - The village of Kami-Tōgō was elevated to town status to become the town of Tōgō.
  • April 1, 1955 - The villages of Ōmura, Kuroki and Imuta were merged to become the town of Kedōin.
  • September 30, 1956 - The villages of Takae and Nagatoshi were merged into the city of Sendai.
  • April 1, 1957
    • Part of Shimo-Tōgō was merged into the town of Tōgō and the village of Taki (respectively).
    • Remainder of Shimo-Tōgō was merged into the city of Sendai.
  • January 1, 1960 - The village of Taki was elevated to town status to become the town of Taki.
  • April 15, 1965 - The town of Taki was merged into city of Sendai.

Satsumasendai (After 2004)[edit]

Festivals[edit]

  • Sendai Otsunahiki
  • Sendai River Fireworks Festival

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Friendship cities[edit]

Transports[edit]

Railways[edit]

Former railway line
  • Japan National Railway
    • Miyanojo Line(1924-1987)
      • Sendai Station - Satsuma-Shirahama Station - Kusumoto Station - Yoshinoyama Station - Hiwaki Station - Kamihiwaki Station - Iriki Station

Roads[edit]

Highways
National Highway

References[edit]

  1. ^ 友好都市 - Satsumasendai City

External links[edit]