Izumi, Kagoshima

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Izumi
出水市
City
Flag of Izumi
Flag
Official seal of Izumi
Emblem
Location of Izumi in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Izumi in Kagoshima Prefecture
Izumi is located in Japan
Izumi
Izumi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°5′N 130°21′E / 32.083°N 130.350°E / 32.083; 130.350Coordinates: 32°5′N 130°21′E / 32.083°N 130.350°E / 32.083; 130.350
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Toshihiko Shibuya
Area
 • Total 330.06 km2 (127.44 sq mi)
Population (April 2008)
 • Total 56,205
 • Density 170/km2 (400/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Inumaki
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
City hall address 1-3 Midorimachi, Izumi-shi, Kagoshima-ken
899-0292
Website www.city.izumi.kagoshima.jp

Izumi (Japanese: 出水市, Hepburn: Izumi-shi) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1954.[citation needed]

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 56,205 and a population density of 170 persons per km². The total area is 330.06 km².[citation needed]

On March 13, 2006, the towns of Noda and Takaono (both from Izumi District) were merged into Izumi.[citation needed]

Izumi City lies at the northwestern corner of Kagoshima Prefecture. It borders Kumamoto Prefecture. Izumi as indicated by its kanji, is the point at which the Komenotsu River flows into the sea. It is famed for its some ten thousand cranes that migrate from Siberia every year to winter in the mild climes of southern Japan at the Izumi crane migration grounds.[citation needed]

The Kyushu Shinkansen stops at Izumi Station.[citation needed]

High Schools in Izumi[edit]

  • Izumi Chuo High School
  • Izumi Industrial High School
  • Izumi Municipal Commercial High School
  • Izumi Senior High School

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