Susami, Wakayama

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Susami
すさみ町
Town
Susami Town Hall
Susami Town Hall
Location of Susami in Wakayama Prefecture
Location of Susami in Wakayama Prefecture
Susami is located in Japan
Susami
Susami
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°33′N 135°30′E / 33.550°N 135.500°E / 33.550; 135.500Coordinates: 33°33′N 135°30′E / 33.550°N 135.500°E / 33.550; 135.500
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Wakayama Prefecture
District Nishimuro
Government
 • Mayor Tsutomu Iwata (since April 2011)
Area
 • Total 174.71 km2 (67.46 sq mi)
Population (January 31, 2012)
 • Total 4,795
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Castanopsis
 • Flower Crinum asiaticum
 • Bird Japanese white-eye
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address Susami 4089, Susami Town, Nishi-muro District, Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県西牟婁郡すさみ町周参見4089号)
649-2621
Website www.town.susami.lg.jp

Susami (すさみ町 Susami-chō?) is a town in Nishimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 31, 2012, the town had an estimated population of 4,795, with 2,343 households and a density of 27.45 persons per km2. The total area is 174.71 km2.

Underwater mailbox[edit]

Off of the coast of Susami there is an underwater mailbox, which is an officially recognised mail collection point of Susami's postal system. It held the Guinness World Record for the deepest underwater post box, at 10 metres. It is used by divers who write water-resistant messages.[1][2] It is said that during the busiest times it contains up to 200 pieces of mail a day.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/science_and_technology/structures/deepest_underwater_postbox.aspx
  2. ^ Town’s undersea mailbox lures divers, Japan Times, 26 July 2013
  3. ^ "Pink Tentacle: Underwater mailbox". Retrieved 2007-04-20. 

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