Kumano, Mie

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This article is about the city in Mie Prefecture, Japan. There is also a town in Hiroshima Prefecture with this name, see Kumano, Hiroshima.
Shichirimihama Beach, Kumano
Shichirimihama Beach, Kumano
Flag of Kumano
Official seal of Kumano
Location of Kumano in Mie Prefecture
Location of Kumano in Mie Prefecture
Kumano is located in Japan
Coordinates: 33°53′N 136°6′E / 33.883°N 136.100°E / 33.883; 136.100Coordinates: 33°53′N 136°6′E / 33.883°N 136.100°E / 33.883; 136.100
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
 • -Mayor Kanji Kawakami
 • Total 373.63 km2 (144.26 sq mi)
Population (September 2012)
 • Total 18,703
 • Density 50.1/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Sasayuri (Lilium japonicum)
-Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Phone number 0597-89-4111
Address 796 Idochō, Kumano-shi, Mie-ken 519-4392
Website www.city.kumano.mie.jp

Kumano (熊野市 Kumano-shi?) is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2012, the city has an estimated population of 18,703 and a population density of 50.1 persons per km². The total area is 373.63 km².


Kumano is located near the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, in southern Mie Prefecture, facing the Pacific Ocean. Parts of the city are within the limits of the Yoshino-Kumano National Park.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]


The city of Kumano was established on November 3, 1954 by the merger of the town of Kinomoto with the surrounding villages of Isato, Kamikawa, Arii, Atashika, Arasaki and Tomari (all from Minamimuro District).

On November 15, 2005, the town of Kiwa (also from Minamimuro District) was also merged into Kumano.




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 Kumano.

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kumano, Mie at Wikimedia Commons