Kumano Bay in Kihoku
Location of Kihoku in Mie Prefecture
|• Total||257.01 km2 (99.23 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2012)|
|• Density||69.6/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|• Flower||Japanese lily|
|• Bird||Japanese murrelet|
|• Fish||Ocean sunfish|
|Address||495-8 Aikga, Kihoku-chō, Kitamuro-gun, Mie-ken 519-5701|
Kihoku (紀北町 Kihoku-chō?) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the town had an estimated population of 17,885 and a population density of 69.6 persons per km2. The total area was 257.01 km2.
Kihoku serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region. Commercial fishing and forestry are the major employers. A well-known product of the former town of Miyama is saury sushi because of the large local catch of saury. At Kihoku, there is the static inverter plant of Kii Channel HVDC system.
A portion of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located within Kihoku.
- Yoshihiko Wada - artist
Media related to Kihoku, Mie at Wikimedia Commons
- Kihoku official website (Japanese)
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