Mashiki, Kumamoto

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Mashiki
益城町
Town
Mashiki Town
Mashiki Town
Flag of Mashiki
Flag
Official seal of Mashiki
Chapter
Location of Mashiki in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Mashiki in Kumamoto Prefecture
Mashiki is located in Japan
Mashiki
Mashiki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°47′N 130°48′E / 32.783°N 130.800°E / 32.783; 130.800Coordinates: 32°47′N 130°48′E / 32.783°N 130.800°E / 32.783; 130.800
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kumamoto Prefecture
District Kamimashiki
Government
 • Mayor Kōzaburou Suminaga
Area
 • Total 65.67 km2 (25.36 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 33,001
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.mashiki.lg.jp

Mashiki (益城町, Mashiki-machi) is a town located in Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 2017, the town has an estimated population of 33,001[1] and a density of 500 persons per km². The total area is 65.67 km².

Kumamoto Airport is located in Mashiki.

Kumamoto Airport is located in the town.

Mashiki was near the epicenter of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake, leading to fire and rubble killing at least 40 people.

Notable People from Mashiki[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Mashiki Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Mashiki Town. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 

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