Kamimine, Saga

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Kamimine

上峰町
Town
Kamimine town hall
Kamimine town hall
Flag of Kamimine
Flag
Official seal of Kamimine
Emblem
Location of Kamimine in Saga Prefecture
Location of Kamimine in Saga Prefecture
Kamimine is located in Japan
Kamimine
Kamimine
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°26′E / 33.317°N 130.433°E / 33.317; 130.433Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°26′E / 33.317°N 130.433°E / 33.317; 130.433
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureSaga Prefecture
DistrictMiyaki
Area
 • Total12.79 km2 (4.94 sq mi)
Population
(March 1, 2017)
 • Total9,589
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCamellia
 • FlowerScarlet Sage
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address383-1 Ōaza Bōsho, Kamimine-chō, Miyaki-gun, Saga-ken
849-0123
Websitewww.town.kamimine.lg.jp

Kamimine (上峰町, Kamimine-chō) is a town located in Miyaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan.

Geography[edit]

Kamimine is located in the eastern part of Saga Prefecture about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of central Saga, the capital city. It is also about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of Kurume, a major city in Fukuoka Prefecture. There is a lot of flat land in Kamimine as the town area consists largely of the Saga Plains. However, the northern part of town contains Mt. Chinzei.

Adjoining municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1889 – The modern municipal system is established. The villages of Bōsho, Emukai, Maemuta and Tsutsumi merge to form Kamimine.
  • November 1, 1989 – Kamimine gains town status.

Industry[edit]

The main industry in Kamimine is agriculture, particularly rice.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

  • Kamimine Junior High School (上峰中学校)
  • Kamimine Elementary School (上峰小学校)

Private schools[edit]

  • Kamimine Kindergarten (上峰幼稚園)

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

The closest airports are Saga Airport and Fukuoka Airport.

Rail[edit]

The Nagasaki Main Line runs through Kamimine, but there are no stations within the town borders. The closest station is Yoshinogari-kōen Station in neighboring Yoshinogari.

Road[edit]

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