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Location of Minamiōsumi in Kagoshima Prefecture
|• Total||213.59 km2 (82.47 sq mi)|
|Population (April 1, 2017)|
|• Density||36/km2 (93/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Minamiōsumi (南大隅町? Minamiōsumi-chō) is a town located in Kimotsuki District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The town occupies the southern part of the Ōsumi Peninsula and its name literally means "the southern part of Ōsumi."
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Government
- 4 Local information
- 5 Transportation
- 6 Other information
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Located at 31 degrees north latitude, Minamiōsumi is the southernmost town on the Japanese "mainland" (Japan's four main islands).
The town name was chosen from among ideas submitted by the public.
- The village of Nejime became the town of Nejime on January 1, 1941.
- The village of Sata became the town of Sata on September 1, 1947.
- Nejime and Sata, both from Kimotsuki District, were merged to become Minamiōsumi on March 31, 2005.
The former Nejime Town Hall now serves as the Minamiōsumi Town Hall. The former Sata Town Hall is now a branch office.
- Minamiōsumi High School.
Junior High schools
- Nejime Junior High School
- Daiichi Sata Junior High School
- Kamiyama Elementary School
- Sata Elementary School
Minamiōsumi is served by the Osumi Kotsu Network of buses, operated by the Kagoshima Kotsu Group.
- National Route 269
- "Michi no Eki" rest area located at Nejime
- Sata Misaki Road Parkway, providing access to Cape Sata
- Cape Sata, southernmost point of Japan's four main islands
- Ōgawa Waterfall
- Nejime Onsen
- Former Sata Medicinal Garden
- Wild growing Cycas revoluta, the so-called "Sago Palm"
- Misaki Festival (February)
- Dragon Boat Festival (October)
- Mire Aika (1964- ), actress
- Naoki Uchizono (1974- ), professional baseball player
- "Official website of Minamiōsumi Town" (in Japanese). Japan: Minamiōsumi Town. Retrieved 9 May 2017.