Minamikyūshū

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Minamikyūshū
南九州市
From top:Mount Ōno, statue of Buddha at Shimizu-iwaya Park, tea plantation, Chiran-Tokkō Heiwa Hall
From top:Mount Ōno, statue of Buddha at Shimizu-iwaya Park, tea plantation, Chiran-Tokkō Heiwa Hall
Flag of Minamikyūshū
Official seal of Minamikyūshū
Location of Minamikyūshū in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Minamikyūshū in Kagoshima Prefecture
Minamikyūshū is located in Japan
Minamikyūshū
Minamikyūshū
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°22′40″N 130°26′31″E / 31.37778°N 130.44194°E / 31.37778; 130.44194Coordinates: 31°22′40″N 130°26′31″E / 31.37778°N 130.44194°E / 31.37778; 130.44194
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorHiroyuki Nuruki
Area
 • Total357.85 km2 (138.17 sq mi)
Population
 (March 31, 2011)
 • Total39,738
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address6204 Chiran-cho kōri, Minamikyushu-shi, Kagoshima-ken
897-0392
Websitewww.city.minamikyushu.lg.jp
Symbols
Flowersunflower
TreeCherry blossom, Tea

Minamikyūshū (南九州市, Minamikyūshū-shi, lit. "South Kyushu City") is a city located on the southern tip of Satsuma Peninsula, in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. As of March 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 39,738, with 17,288 households and a population density of 111.05 per km². The total area is 357.85 km².

The modern city of Minamikyūshū was established on December 1, 2007, from the merger of the town of Ei (from Ibusuki District), and the towns of Chiran and Kawanabe (both from Kawanabe District).

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