Suō-Ōshima

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Suō-Ōshima

周防大島町
Town
Suō-Ōshima town hall
Suō-Ōshima town hall
Location of Suō-Ōshima in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Location of Suō-Ōshima in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Suō-Ōshima is located in Japan
Suō-Ōshima
Suō-Ōshima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°55′N 132°14′E / 33.917°N 132.233°E / 33.917; 132.233Coordinates: 33°55′N 132°14′E / 33.917°N 132.233°E / 33.917; 132.233
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
San'yō
PrefectureYamaguchi Prefecture
DistrictŌshima
Government
 • MayorTakumi Shiiki
Area
 • Total138.17 km2 (53.35 sq mi)
Population
 (May 2008)
 • Total20,163
 • Density146/km2 (380/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeMikan
 • FlowerMikan
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address126-2, Ōaza Komatsu, Suō-Ōshima-chō, Ōshima-gun, Yamaguchi-ken
742-2192
Websitewww.town.suo-oshima.lg.jp

Suō-Ōshima (周防大島町, Suō-Ōshima-chō) is a town and an island located in Ōshima District, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

Suō-Ōshima was formed on October 1, 2004 from the merger of the former towns of Ōshima, Kuka, Tachibana and Tōwa, all from towns of Ōshima District.

As of April 1, 2017, the town has an estimated population of 17,030. The total area is 138.17 km².

Suo-Oshima has established a sister island relationship with the County of Kauai, Hawaii in 1963. A 50th Anniversary commemoration was held on Kauai in October 2013. Current Mayors Takumi Shiiki (Suo-Oshima) and Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. (Kauai) signed a Reaffirmation of Friendship agreement.

Schools in Suo-Oshima:

Oshima Shosen, Suo-Oshima High School

Junior High Schools: Towa JHS, Kuka JHS, Agenosho JHS, Oshima JHS

Elementary Schools: Yuda ES, Morino ES, Joyama ES, Kuka ES, Agenosho ES, Shimanaka ES, Meishin ES, Migama ES, Okiura ES

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