Suō-Ōshima, Yamaguchi

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Suō-Ōshima
周防大島町
Town
Suō-Ōshima town hall
Suō-Ōshima town hall
Location of Suō-Ōshima in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Location of Suō-Ōshima in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Suō-Ōshima is located in Japan
Suō-Ōshima
Suō-Ōshima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°55′N 132°14′E / 33.917°N 132.233°E / 33.917; 132.233Coordinates: 33°55′N 132°14′E / 33.917°N 132.233°E / 33.917; 132.233
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
San'yō
Prefecture Yamaguchi Prefecture
District Ōshima
Government
 • Mayor Tomio Nakamoto
Area
 • Total 138.17 km2 (53.35 sq mi)
Population (May 2008)
 • Total 20,163
 • Density 146/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Mikan
- Flower Mikan
Address 126-2, Ōaza Komatsu, Suō-Ōshima-chō, Ōshima-gun, Yamaguchi-ken
742-2192
Phone number 0820-74-1000
Website Suō-Ōshima Town

Suō-Ōshima (周防大島町 Suō-Ōshima-chō?) is a town located in Ōshima District, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

Suō-Ōshima was formed on October 1, 2004 from the merger of the former towns of Ōshima, Kuka, Tachibana and Tōwa, all from towns of Ōshima District.

As of May 1, 2008, the town has an estimated population of 20,163 and a density of 146 persons per km². The total area is 138.17 km².


Suo-Oshima established a sister island relationship with the County of Kauai, Hawaii in 1963. A 50th Anniversary commemoration was held on Kauai in October 2013. Current Mayors Takumi Shiiki (Suo-Oshima) and Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. (Kauai) signed a Reaffirmation of Friendship agreement.


Schools in Suo-Oshima:

Oshima Shosen, Suo-Oshima High School

Junior High Schools: Towa JHS, Kuka JHS, Nasakejima JHS, Agenosho JHS, Oshima JHS

Elementary Schools: Nasakejima ES, Yuda ES, Morino ES, Joyama ES, Kuka ES, Agenosho ES, Shimanaka ES, Meishin ES, Migama ES, Ukashima ES


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