Minamisatsuma

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Minamisatsuma
南さつま市
Minamisatsuma City Hall
Minamisatsuma City Hall
Flag of Minamisatsuma
Official seal of Minamisatsuma
Location of Minamisatsuma in Kagoshima
Location of Minamisatsuma in Kagoshima
Minamisatsuma is located in Japan
Minamisatsuma
Minamisatsuma
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°25′1″N 130°19′22″E / 31.41694°N 130.32278°E / 31.41694; 130.32278Coordinates: 31°25′1″N 130°19′22″E / 31.41694°N 130.32278°E / 31.41694; 130.32278
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKagoshima
First official recorded533 AD
As city settled for KasedaJuly 15, 1954
Current city name changed forNovember 7, 2005
Government
 • MayorTeruo Honbo (since November 2009)
Area
 • Total283.30 km2 (109.38 sq mi)
Population
 (May 31, 2011)
 • Total39,012
 • Density137.71/km2 (356.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address2648 Kaseda Kawabata, Minamisatsuma-shi, Kagoshima-ken
897-8501
Websitewww.city.minamisatsuma.lg.jp
Symbols
FlowerFarfugium japonicum
TreePodocarpus macrophyllus

Minamisatsuma (南さつま市, Minamisatsuma-shi) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. It is on the western (East China Sea) side of the Satsuma Peninsula.

As of May 31, 2011, population data, the city has an estimated population of 39,012 with 18,711 households and a population density of 137.71 persons per km². The total area is 283.30 km².

The modern city of Minamisatsuma was established on November 7, 2005, from the merger of the old city of Kaseda, with the town of Kinpō (from Hioki District), and the towns of Bonotsu, Kasasa and Ōura (all from Kawanabe District).

Previous mergers (as listed in the Kawanabe District, Kagoshima Wikipedia article included:

  • July 15, 1954 - The towns of Kaseda and Bansei were merged to create the city of Kaseda. (3 towns, 3 villages)
  • January 1, 1925 The village of Higashikaseda was elevated to town status and renamed to become the town of Bansei. (4 towns, 4 villages)
  • January 1, 1924 - The village of Kaseda was elevated to town status to become the town of Kaseda.(3 towns, 5 villages)
  • April 1, 1889 - Due to the municipal status enforcement, the villages of Kaseda, Nishikaseda, Higashikaseda, Higashinanpo, Nishinanpo, Katsume and Kawanabe were formed in Kawanabe District. (7 villages)

Bansei Tokkō Peace Museum is located in the Kawanabe District of this city.

Kaseda[edit]

Kaseda (加世田市; -shi) was a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on July 15, 1954. As of 2003, the city had an estimated population of 23,740 and the density of 251.56 persons per km². The total area was 94.37 km². On November 7, 2005, Bōnotsu, was merged to create Minamisatsuma and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

Kinpō[edit]

Kinpō (金峰町, Kinpō-chō) was a town located in Hioki District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 8,099 and the density of 112.10 persons per km². The total area was 72.25 km². On November 7, 2005, Kinpō, was merged to create Minamisatsuma and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

Bonotsu[edit]

Bōnotsu (坊津町, Bōnotsu-chō) was a town located in Kawanabe District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 4,387 and the density of 113.62 persons per km². The total area was 38.61 km². On November 7, 2005, Bōnotsu, was merged to create Minamisatsuma and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

Kasasa[edit]

Kasasa (笠沙町, Kasasa-chō) was a town located in Kawanabe District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 3,585 and the density of 89.89 persons per km². The total area was 39.88 km². On November 7, 2005, Bōnotsu, was merged to create Minamisatsuma and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

Ōura[edit]

Ōura (大浦町, Ōura-chō) was a town located in Kawanabe District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 2,802 and the density of 73.37 persons per km². The total area was 38.19 km². On November 7, 2005, Bōnotsu, was merged to create Minamisatsuma and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

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