Nagashima, Kagoshima

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Nagashima

長島町
Town
Flag of Nagashima
Flag
Location of Nagashima in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Nagashima in Kagoshima Prefecture
Nagashima is located in Japan
Nagashima
Nagashima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°9′43″N 130°9′15″E / 32.16194°N 130.15417°E / 32.16194; 130.15417Coordinates: 32°9′43″N 130°9′15″E / 32.16194°N 130.15417°E / 32.16194; 130.15417
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKagoshima Prefecture
DistrictIzumi
Area
 • Total116.13 km2 (44.84 sq mi)
Population
(April 1, 2017)
 • Total10,124
 • Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Websitewww.town.nagashima.lg.jp

Nagashima (長島町, Nagashima-chō) is a town located in Izumi District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

Demography[edit]

On March 20, 2006 the town of Azuma, from Izumi District, was merged into Nagashima.

As of April 2017, the town has an estimated population of 10,124 and a density of 87 persons per km². The total area is 116.13 km².

Geography[edit]

Nagashima Island, comprising the majority of city area, is located just south of Amakusa and connected to mainland Kyūshū via the Kuronoseto Oohashi [ja] bridge. It is primarily a farming and fishing community.

Economy[edit]

Nagashima's chief exports are satsumaimo (sweet potatoes), shōchū, and buri (yellowtail). Some of Kagoshima's most well known shōchū is distilled in Nagashima. Such brands include Shimabijin (Beautiful Islander), Shimaotome (Island maiden), Shimamusume (Island Daughter), and DanDan ("thank you" in Kagoshima dialect).

Attractions[edit]

  • Gyōnindake (traveler's mountain) has view of Amakusa and some of the smaller islands around Nagashima.
  • Hotel Nagashima has an Onsen center as well as fine dining.
  • A Jōmon era tomb which celebrates an annual festival

Transportation[edit]

Nagashima is accessible by car (via the Kuronoseto bridge from Izumi District) or by Ferry from Amakusa or Kumamoto.

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