Buzen, Fukuoka

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Flag of Buzen
Location of Buzen in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Buzen in Fukuoka Prefecture
Buzen is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°37′N 131°8′E / 33.617°N 131.133°E / 33.617; 131.133Coordinates: 33°37′N 131°8′E / 33.617°N 131.133°E / 33.617; 131.133
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Fukuoka Prefecture
 • Mayor Motohide Goto
 • Total 111.17 km2 (42.92 sq mi)
Population (November 1, 2014)
 • Total 26,100
 • Density 230/km2 (610/sq mi)
 • Tree Yamamomo (mountain peach)
 • Flower Rhododendron
Time zone UTC+9 (JST)
City hall address 955 Yoshiki, Buzen, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Website www.city.buzen.lg.jp

Buzen (豊前市, Buzen-shi) is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 10, 1955.

As of November 1, 2014, the city has an estimated population of 26,100 and a population density of 235 persons per km². The total area is 111.17 km². The yamamomo (literally, "mountain peach") is the city's tree, and the rhododendron is the city's flower.


Buzen city hall

Buzen is located in the southeast corner of Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu. To the south of Buzen is Ōita Prefecture and to the northeast is the Suohnada Sea. The town is mostly rural and extends nearly 100 km² inland towards more mountainous terrain.

Notable local landmarks include Mt. Kubote (求菩提山, Kubote-san) and Unoshima Port (宇島港, Unoshima-Kou). The local railway station is Unoshima Station (宇島駅, Unoshima-eki) and it connects to the Nippō Main Line operated by Kyūshū Railway Company.

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The city is the birthplace of the father of Hawaiian Governor George Ariyoshi. As of 2015 George Ariyoshi has made several trips to Buzen to visit family graves and meet with local officials.

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