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Minamisatsuma City Hall
Minamisatsuma City Hall
Flag of Minamisatsuma
Official seal of Minamisatsuma
Location of Minamisatsuma in Kagoshima
Location of Minamisatsuma in Kagoshima
Minamisatsuma is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°24′8″N 130°18′11″E / 31.40222°N 130.30306°E / 31.40222; 130.30306Coordinates: 31°24′8″N 130°18′11″E / 31.40222°N 130.30306°E / 31.40222; 130.30306
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kagoshima
 • Mayor Teruo Honbo (since November 2009)
 • Total 283.30 km2 (109.38 sq mi)
Population (May 31, 2011)
 • Total 39,012
 • Density 137.71/km2 (356.7/sq mi)
 • Tree Podocarpus macrophyllus
 • Flower Farfugium japonicum
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 2648 Kaseda Kawabata, Minamisatsuma-shi, Kagoshima-ken
Website www.city.minamisatsuma.lg.jp

Minamisatsuma (南さつま市 Minamisatsuma-shi?) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. It is on the western (East China Sea) side of the Satsuma Peninsula.

As of May 31, 2011, population data, the city has an estimated population of 39,012 with 18,711 households and a population density of 137.71 persons per km². The total area is 283.30 km².

The modern city of Minamisatsuma was established on November 7, 2005, from the merger of the old city of Kaseda, with the town of Kinpō (from Hioki District), and the towns of Bonotsu, Kasasa and Ōura (all from Kawanabe District).

Previous mergers (as listed in the Kawanabe District, Kagoshima Wikipedia article included:

  • July 15, 1954 - The towns of Kaseda and Bansei were merged to create the city of Kaseda. (3 towns, 3 villages)
  • January 1, 1925 The village of Higashikaseda was elevated to town status and renamed to become the town of Bansei. (4 towns, 4 villages)
  • January 1, 1924 - The village of Kaseda was elevated to town status to become the town of Kaseda.(3 towns, 5 villages)
  • April 1, 1889 - Due to the municipal status enforcement, the villages of Kaseda, Nishikaseda, Higashikaseda, Higashinanpo, Nishinanpo, Katsume and Kawanabe were formed in Kawanabe District. (7 villages)

Bansei Tokkō Peace Museum is located in the Kawanabe District of this city.

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