Susami, Wakayama

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Susami
すさみ町
Town
Susami Town hall
Susami Town hall
Location of Susami in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Susami in Wakayama Prefecture
Susami is located in Japan
Susami
Susami
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°33′N 135°30′E / 33.550°N 135.500°E / 33.550; 135.500Coordinates: 33°33′N 135°30′E / 33.550°N 135.500°E / 33.550; 135.500
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Wakayama Prefecture
District Nishimuro
Government
 • Mayor Tsutomu Iwata (since April 2011)
Area
 • Total 174.71 km2 (67.46 sq mi)
Population (January 31, 2012)
 • Total 4,795
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Castaopsis
- Flower Crinom asiaticum
- Bird Japanese White-eye
Address Susami 4089, Susami Town, Nishi-muro District, Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県西牟婁郡すさみ町周参見4089号)
649-2621
Phone number 81-(0)739-55-2004
Website Town of Susami

Susami (すさみ町 Susami-chō?) is a town located in Nishimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 31, 2012, the town has an estimated population of 4,795, with 2,343 households, and a density of 27.45 persons per km². The total area is 174.71 km².

Trivia[edit]

Off of the coast of Susami there is an underwater mailbox, which is an officially recognised mail collection point of Susami's postal system. It holds the Guinness World Record for the Deepest Underwater Post Box, at 10 metres depth.[1] It is said that during the busiest times it contains up to 200 pieces of mail a day.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/science_and_technology/structures/deepest_underwater_postbox.aspx
  2. ^ "Pink Tentacle: Underwater mailbox". Retrieved 2007-04-20. 

External links[edit]

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