Hondo, Kumamoto

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Hondo (本渡市 Hondo-shi?) was a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1954.

As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 40,838 and the density of 281.99 persons per km². The total area was 144.82 km².

On March 27, 2006, Hondo, along with the city of Ushibuka, and the towns of Amakusa, Ariake, Goshoura, Itsuwa, Kawaura, Kuratake, Shinwa and Sumoto (all from Amakusa District), was merged to create the new city of Amakusa and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

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Coordinates: 32°27′N 130°12′E / 32.450°N 130.200°E / 32.450; 130.200