Kunisaki

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Kunisaki
国東市
City
Kunisaki city hall
Kunisaki city hall
Flag of Kunisaki
Flag
Location of Kunisaki in Ōita Prefecture
Location of Kunisaki in Ōita Prefecture
Kunisaki is located in Japan
Kunisaki
Kunisaki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°33′55″N 131°43′52″E / 33.56528°N 131.73111°E / 33.56528; 131.73111Coordinates: 33°33′55″N 131°43′52″E / 33.56528°N 131.73111°E / 33.56528; 131.73111
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Ōita Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Akifumi Mikawa (since March 2011)
Area
 • Total 317.84 km2 (122.72 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 29,098
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Cinnamomum camphora
 • Flower Tenderstem broccoli
 • Bird Green pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 873-0501
Website http://www.city.kunisaki.oita.jp

Kunisaki (国東市?, Kunisaki-shi) is a city located in Ōita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.

The modern city of Kunisaki was founded on March 31, 2006, from the merger of the former town of Kunisaki, absorbing the towns of Aki, Kunimi and Musashi (all from Higashikunisaki District).[citation needed]

As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 29,098, with 13,223 households and a population density of 92/km2 (240/sq mi).[1] The total area is 317.84 km2 (122.72 sq mi).[citation needed]

Oita Airport is located in Kunisaki.

Access[edit]

  • 1 hr 30 mins by air from Tokyo Haneda airport to Oita airport
  • 55 mins by air from Osaka Itami airport/Kansai International Airport to Oita airport
  • 1 hr 10 mins from Nagoya Chubu International Airport to Oita airport

Demographics[edit]

Population data for Kunisaki, as of 30 September 2011[edit]

Town Male Female Total No. of households
Kunisaki-machi 5784 6435 12219 5153
Kunimi-machi 2287 2608 4895 2181
Musashi-machi 2716 2824 5540 2279
Aki-machi 4534 4869 9403 3826
Totals
Kunisaki-City 15321 16736 32057 13439

Population distribution (2005 Census)[edit]

PopulationDistribution(2005)

National Population distribution by age(2005) Age distribution by gender, for Kunisaki(2005)
Purple - Kunisaki Blue - Men
Green - Japan Red - Women

Geography[edit]

Colour Satellite view of Kunisaki Peninsula (ja:ファイル:Kunisaki Peninsula STS068-253-7.jpg)

Located in northern Kyushu and the north east of Oita prefecture.

Mountains[edit]

  • Mt. Futago (Futago-san) at 720m and the tallest
  • Mt. Monju (Monju-san)
  • Mt. Odomure
  • Mt. Otake
  • Mt. Takeshi Washinosu
  • Mt. Fudo (or Hudo)

Geology[edit]

Satellite view of Kunisaki Peninsula

The Kunisaki Peninsula is formed from large conical volcanoes, including the 720-metre-tall (2,360 ft) Mt. Futago. Twenty-eight ravines radiate outward from the peninsula’s center.

Nuclear-free zone[edit]

On June 25, 2008, the City of Kunisaki declared itself a 'Nuclear-free Peace City" in wishing the abolition of nuclear weapons and world permanent peace.[2]

Industry[edit]

The following major companies are based in Kunisaki.

  • Canon Inc
  • Sony Semiconductor Corporation

Education[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Kunisaki-machi[edit]

  • Tomiku Elementary School
  • Kunisaki Elementary School
  • Owara Elementary School
  • Asahi Elementary School

Musashi-machi[edit]

  • Musashi Nishi Elementary School
  • Musashi Higashi Elementary School

Aki-machi[edit]

  • Aki Chuo Elementary School
  • Aki Elementary School

Kunimi-machi[edit]

  • Taketazu Elementary School
  • Imi Elementary School
  • Kumage SElementary School

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Kunisaki Junior High School
  • Musashi Junior High School
  • Aki Junior High School
  • Kunimi Junior High School

Transportation[edit]

Attractions and festivals[edit]

  • Gyonyu Dam and Lake Taro

Temples[edit]

  • Futago-ji
  • Monjusen-ji
  • Senpuku-ji (also Sempuku-ji)
  • Iwato-ji
  • Ankoku-ji
  • Joubutsu-ji
  • Tomiku-ji

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Kunisaki city" (in Japanese). Japan: Kunisaki City. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  2. ^ http://web.city.kunisaki.oita.jp/soumu/hikakuheiwasengen.jsp

External links[edit]