Kikuyō, Kumamoto

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Kikuyō
菊陽町
Town
Flag of Kikuyō
Flag
Official seal of Kikuyō
Symbol
Location of Kikuyō in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Kikuyō in Kumamoto Prefecture
Kikuyō is located in Japan
Kikuyō
Kikuyō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°51′N 130°49′E / 32.850°N 130.817°E / 32.850; 130.817Coordinates: 32°51′N 130°49′E / 32.850°N 130.817°E / 32.850; 130.817
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
District Kikuchi
Area
 • Total 37.57 km2 (14.51 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 41,411
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.kikuyo.lg.jp

Kikuyō (菊陽町?, Kikuyō-machi) is a town located in Kikuchi District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 2016, the town has an estimated population of 41,411 and a density of 1,100 persons per km². The total area is 37.57 km².

Kikuyō borders the city of Kumamoto on the north-east side and is centered on Highway 57 and the Aso-bound train line. The town is growing, due to the presence of a Tokyo Electric plant and the current construction of a new Fujifilm plant on highway 57.

Kikuyō is known for its Kikuyō Ninjin carrots.

Kikuyō has two junior high schools, six elementary schools, and eight public preschools. Most senior high school students attend public schools in the cities of Kumamoto or Ōzu.

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