Izumi, Kagoshima

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Izumi
出水市
Flag of Izumi
Official seal of Izumi
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
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKagoshima Prefecture
First official recorded702 AD
City settledApril 1, 1954
Government
 • MayorShinichi Shiinoki (from April 2018)
Area
 • Total329.98 km2 (127.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total52,978
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-3 Midorimachi, Izumi-shi, Kagoshima-ken
899-0292
Websitewww.city.izumi.kagoshima.jp
Symbols
FlowerAzalea
TreeInumaki

Izumi (出水市, Izumi-shi) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1954.[citation needed] As of 2017, the city has an estimated population of 52,978.[1] In 2008, the city had a population density of 170 persons per km². The total area is 329.98 km².[1]

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

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "統計いずみ 平成30年度版" [Izumi Statistics - 2018 Edition] (in Japanese). April 1, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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