Unzen, Nagasaki

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Unzen
雲仙市
City
Mount Unzen (Fugendake)
Mount Unzen (Fugendake)
Flag of Unzen
Flag
Official seal of Unzen
Symbol
Location of Unzen in Nagasaki Prefecture
Location of Unzen in Nagasaki Prefecture
Unzen is located in Japan
Unzen
Unzen
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°50′N 130°11′E / 32.833°N 130.183°E / 32.833; 130.183Coordinates: 32°50′N 130°11′E / 32.833°N 130.183°E / 32.833; 130.183
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Nagasaki Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Shintaro Okumura (since November 2005)
Area
 • Total 206.92 km2 (79.89 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 44,837
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Kousa Dogwood
 • Flower Rhododendron kiusianum
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.unzen.nagasaki.jp

Unzen (雲仙市?, Unzen-shi) is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, on the northern tip of Shimabara Peninsula, facing Ariake Bay in the east and Mount Unzen to the south. As of March 2017, the city has an estimated population of 44,837[1] and a population density of 220 persons per km². The total area is 206.92 km².

History[edit]

The modern city of Unzen was established on October 11, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Aino, Azuma, Chidiwa, Kunimi, Minamikushiyama, Mizuho and Obama (all from Minamitakaki District).

Tourism[edit]

Obama Onsen is located in Unzen City. The poet Saito Mokichi wrote a verse about the beauty of this hot spring.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of Unzen City" (in Japanese). Japan: Unzen City. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 

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