Kushima, Miyazaki

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Flag of Kushima
Official seal of Kushima
Location of Kushima in Miyazaki Prefecture
Location of Kushima in Miyazaki Prefecture
Kushima is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°28′5″N 131°14′48″E / 31.46806°N 131.24667°E / 31.46806; 131.24667Coordinates: 31°28′5″N 131°14′48″E / 31.46806°N 131.24667°E / 31.46806; 131.24667
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Miyazaki Prefecture
 • Total 294.91 km2 (113.87 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2017)
 • Total 18,179
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.kushima.lg.jp

Kushima (串間市?, Kushima-shi) is a city located in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 3, 1954.

As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 18,179[1] and a population density of 62 persons per km². The total area is 294.91 km².

The city is served by the Nichinan Line of the JR Kyūshū railway system, which links it to the west to Shibushi in neighbouring Kagoshima Prefecture and to the north to the prefectural capital, Miyazaki.

Within the boundaries of the municipality (but some distance from its main built-up areas) lies the island of Kōjima, known for the field studies site of the Primate Research Institute, where studies on wild-living Japanese macaque monkeys are carried out.


  1. ^ "Official website of Kushima City" (in Japanese). Japan: Kushima City. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 

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