Hishikari, Kagoshima

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Hishikari (菱刈町?, Hishikari-chō) was a town located in Isa District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 2007, the town had a population of 9,603 and the density of 96.54 persons per km². The total area was 100.47 km².

On November 1, 2008, Hishikari was merged with the city of Ōkuchi to create the city of Isa. Isa District was dissolved as a result of this merger.[1]

Hishikari mine is the largest gold mine in Japan.


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Coordinates: 31°59′57″N 130°39′24″E / 31.99917°N 130.65667°E / 31.99917; 130.65667