Kiyama, Saga

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Kiyama
基山町
Town
Flag of Kiyama
Flag
Location of Kiyama in Saga Prefecture
Location of Kiyama in Saga Prefecture
Kiyama is located in Japan
Kiyama
Kiyama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°26′N 130°31′E / 33.433°N 130.517°E / 33.433; 130.517Coordinates: 33°26′N 130°31′E / 33.433°N 130.517°E / 33.433; 130.517
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Saga Prefecture
District Miyaki
Area
 • Total 22.12 km2 (8.54 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2009)
 • Total 18,372
 • Density 831/km2 (2,150/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Azalea
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 666 Ōaza Miyaura, Kiyama-chō, Miyaki-gun, Saga-ken
841-0204
Website www.town.kiyama.saga.jp

Kiyama (基山町 Kiyama-chō?) is a town located in Miyaki District, Saga Prefecture, Japan on the island of Kyūshū. It can be considered part of an economic sphere with nearby cities Tosu in Saga Prefecture and Ogōri and Kurume in Fukuoka Prefecture. Approximately 10 percent of the population of Kiyama works or goes to school in the city of Fukuoka and as such Kiyama can be considered a part of the Fukuoka metropolitan area. It is also known as a commuter town for Kurume.

Geography[edit]

Kiyama is located on the eastern end of Saga Prefecture. It shares its southern border with Tosu and the rest of the town borders Fukuoka Prefecture.

Adjoining municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1889 - The modern municipal system is established and the village of Kiyama is formed.
  • January 1, 1939 - Kiyama gains town status.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

  • Kiyama Junior High School (基山町立基山中学校)
  • Kiyama Elementary School (基山町立基山小学校)
  • Wakaki Elementary School (基山町立若基小学校)

Private schools[edit]

  • Tōmeikan Junior and Senior High School

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

The closest airport is Fukuoka Airport.

Rail[edit]

The main station is Kiyama Station.

Road[edit]

Scenic and historic places[edit]

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