Kikuchi, Kumamoto

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Kikuchi
菊池市
City
Flag of Kikuchi
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Location of Kikuchi in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Kikuchi in Kumamoto Prefecture
Kikuchi is located in Japan
Kikuchi
Kikuchi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°59′N 130°49′E / 32.983°N 130.817°E / 32.983; 130.817Coordinates: 32°59′N 130°49′E / 32.983°N 130.817°E / 32.983; 130.817
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Minoru Egashira (since April 2013)
Area
 • Total 276.66 km2 (106.82 sq mi)
Population (December 2013)
 • Total 50,795
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cherry blossom
 • Flower Chrysanthemum morifolium
 • Bird Japanese bush warbler
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.kikuchi.kumamoto.jp

Kikuchi (菊池市 Kikuchi-shi?) is a city located in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan.[1] The city was founded on August 1, 1958.

As of December 2013, the city has an estimated population of 50,795 and a population density of 180 persons per km2. The total area is 276.66 km2 (106.82 sq mi).

On March 22, 2005, Kikuchi absorbed the towns of Shichijo and Shisui, and the village of Kyokushi (all from Kikuchi District) to create the new and expanded city of Kikuchi.

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Kikuchi is twinned with:

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