Setouchi, Kagoshima

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Central Koniya Port
Central Koniya Port
Flag of Setouchi
Official seal of Setouchi
Location of Setouchi in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Setouchi in Kagoshima Prefecture
Setouchi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 28°16′31″N 129°15′48″E / 28.27528°N 129.26333°E / 28.27528; 129.26333Coordinates: 28°16′31″N 129°15′48″E / 28.27528°N 129.26333°E / 28.27528; 129.26333
Country Japan
Region Kyushu (Amami Islands)
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
District Ōshima
 • -Mayor Katsuomi Fusa
 • Total 239.92 km2 (92.63 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2013)
 • Total 9,379
 • Density 39.1/km2 (101/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
-Tree Banyan and sago cycad
- Flower Hibiscus
Phone number 0997-72-1111
Address 23, Koniya aza Funatsu, Setouchi-chō, Kagoshima-ken 894-1592

Setouchi (瀬戸内町?, Setouchi-chō) is a town located primarily on Amami Ōshima, in Ōshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2013, the town had an estimated population of 9,379 and a population density of 39.1 persons per km². The total area was 239.91 km².


Setouchi occupies the southern portion of Amami Ōshima, facing the East China Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It also includes numerous offshore islands of Amami Ōshima, including the inhabited islands of Kakeromajima, Ukejima and Yoroshima.

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. The area is subject to frequent typhoons.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


Higashikata Village was established on April 1, 1908. It became the town of Koniya on April 1, 1936. As with all of the Amami Islands, the village came under the administration of the United States from July 1, 1946 to December 25, 1953. On September 1, 1956 Koniya merged with three neighboring villages to form the town of Setouchi.


The town economy is primarily based on agriculture, with sugar cane and citrus horticulture as the main crops, and commercial fishing. Industries include shochu refining



  • Koniya Port, with ferry connections to Kagoshima and to the other Amami islands.


Noted people from Setouchi[edit]

External links[edit]

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