Location of Kashima in Saga Prefecture
|• Mayor||Masahiko Kuwahara|
|• Total||112.10 km2 (43.28 sq mi)|
|Population (January 1, 2007)|
|• Density||280/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|• Tree||Sweet osmanthus|
|• Flower||Cherry blossom|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|City hall address||2643 Ōaza Nōdomibun, Kashima-shi, Saga-ken
Kashima is located about 60 kilometers southwest of Saga City. It borders the Ariake Sea to the east and Nagasaki Prefecture to the southwest. The southern area contains the Tara Mountains and the northern area consists of open plains along the coast, and the city proper.
- Mountains: Mount Kyōga (1076 m), Mount Jōdo (501 m), Mount Kotoji (501 m), Mount Gibi (198 m)
- Rivers: Shiota River, Kashima River, Hama River, Naka River
- 1889-04-01 - The modern municipal system was established. The current city region consists of six villages (Minami-Kashima, Kita-Kashima, Hachihongi, Fureda, Nogomi and Nanaura; all from Fujitsu District).
- 1912-12-01 - Minami-Kashima Village becames Minami-Kashima Town, and Kita-Kashima Village was renamed Kashima Village.
- 1918-08-03 - Hachihongi Village become Hama Town.
- 1954-04-01 - Kashima Town absorbed Hama Town, Kashima Village, Furueda Village and Nogomi Village to create Kashima City.
- 1955-03-01 - Part of Nanaura Village was incorporated into Kashima City, while the remaining portion was incorporated into Tara Town.
- Saga Prefectural Kashima High School
- Saga Prefectural Kashima Vocational High School
Junior high schools
- Tōbu Junior High School
- Seibu Junior High School
- Kashima Elementary School
- Nogomi Elementary School
- Furueda Elementary School
- Hama Elementary School
- Kita-Kashima Elementary School
- Nanaura Elementary School
- Meirin Elementary School
- JR Kyushu
- (the main station is Hizen-Kashima)
- National highways:
- Prefectural roads:
- Saga Prefectural Route 41
The local football club is Saga LIXIL F.C., and competes in the Kyushu Football League. Formerly known as Kyushu INAX SC, it changed its name when INAX's parent company LIXIL took over. It's also a pun on the team being from Kashima, as LIXIL also sponsors 7-time Japanese champions Kashima Antlers (from the city in Ibaraki).
Famous people from Kashima
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