Shibushi, Kagoshima

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Shibushi
志布志市
City
View of Downtown Shibushi and Shibushi Port, from Shibushi International Forest Park
View of Downtown Shibushi and Shibushi Port, from Shibushi International Forest Park
Flag of Shibushi
Flag
Location of Shibushi in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Shibushi in Kagoshima Prefecture
Shibushi is located in Japan
Shibushi
Shibushi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°30′N 131°3′E / 31.500°N 131.050°E / 31.500; 131.050Coordinates: 31°30′N 131°3′E / 31.500°N 131.050°E / 31.500; 131.050
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Shuichi Honda (since February 2006)
Area
 • Total 209.01 km2 (80.70 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2013)
 • Total 33,724
 • Density 116.29/km2 (301.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Livistona
- Flower Sunflower
Address Ariake-cho, Noikura 1756, Shibushi-shi, Kagoshima-ken
899-7492
Phone number (099)474-1111
Website City of Shibushi
Shibushi City Office Shibushi Branch

Shibushi (志布志市 Shibushi-shi?) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 1, 2013, the city has an estimated population of 33,724, with 15,850 households and a population density of 116.29 persons per km². The total area is 290.01 km².

The modern city of Shibushi was established on January 1, 2006, from the merger of the former town of Shibushi, absorbing the towns of Ariake and Matsuyama (all from Soo District).

The city is served by the Nichinan Line of the JR Kyūshū railway system, which links it to the city of Miyazaki, the capital of the neighbouring prefecture of the same name.

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