Kainan, Wakayama

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Kainan

海南市
Kainan City Hall
Kainan City Hall
Flag of Kainan
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Official seal of Kainan
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Location of Kainan in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Kainan in Wakayama Prefecture
Kainan is located in Japan
Kainan
Kainan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°9′N 135°13′E / 34.150°N 135.217°E / 34.150; 135.217Coordinates: 34°9′N 135°13′E / 34.150°N 135.217°E / 34.150; 135.217
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureWakayama Prefecture
Area
 • Total101.18 km2 (39.07 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total51,112
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.city.kainan.wakayama.jp

Kainan (海南市, Kainan-shi) is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on May 1, 1934.

As of 2016, the city has an estimated population of 51,112 and a population density of 510 persons per km². The total area is 101.18 km².

On April 1, 2005, the town of Shimotsu (from Kaisō District) was merged into Kainan.

Kainan was the hometown of the Japanese World War II holdout Hiroo Onoda.

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