Nakatane Town Hall
Location of Nakatane in Kagoshima Prefecture
|Region||Kyushu (Ōsumi Islands)|
|• Total||137.78 km2 (53.20 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2013)|
|• Density||61.2/km2 (159/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Hibiscus mutabilis; Alpinia zerumbet|
|Address||5186, Nonaka, Nakanotane-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima-ken 891-3692|
Nakatane occupies the center of the island of Tanegashima, with the East China Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. The climate is classified as humid subtropical (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with very warm summers and mild winters. Precipitation is high throughout the year, but is highest in the months of May, June and September.
Nakatane Village was established on April 1, 1889. A power station was built in 1925, and the first telephone was installed in 1938. On November 10, 1940, Nakatane was upgraded to town status. Tanegashima Airport opened in Nakatane in 1958.
Media related to Nakatane, Kagoshima at Wikimedia Commons
- Nakatane official website (in Japanese)