Kihō, Mie

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Kihō

紀宝町
Kihō Town Office
Kihō Town Office
Flag of Kihō
Flag
Official seal of Kihō
Seal
Location of Kihō in Mie Prefecture
Location of Kihō in Mie Prefecture
Kihō is located in Japan
Kihō
Kihō
 
Coordinates: 33°44′N 136°0′E / 33.733°N 136.000°E / 33.733; 136.000Coordinates: 33°44′N 136°0′E / 33.733°N 136.000°E / 33.733; 136.000
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureMie
DistrictMinamimuro
Government
 • MayorKen Nishida
Area
 • Total79.66 km2 (30.76 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2012)
 • Total11,454
 • Density144/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeQuercus
- FlowerCymbidium kanran, Narcissus
Phone number0735-33-0333
Address324 Minami-Udono, Kihō-chō, Minamimuro-gun, Mie-ken 519-5701
Websitewww.town.kiho.mie.jp

Kihō (紀宝町, Kihō-chō) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 11,454 and a population density of 144 persons per km2. The total area was 79.66 km2.

Geography[edit]

Kihō is located near the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, facing the Pacific Ocean, and is at the extreme southern point of Mie Prefecture, bordering on Wakayama Prefecture. Parts of the town are within the limits of the Yoshino-Kumano National Park.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The town of Kihō was established on October 31, 1951 by the merger of the villages of Ida, Mifune, and Onodani. On January 10, 2006 the village of Udono also from Minamimuro District was merged into Kihō.

Economy[edit]

Kihō serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region. Hokuetsu Paper Mills is a major industrial employer.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

A portion of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located within Kihō.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kihō, Mie at Wikimedia Commons