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 is a prefecture of Japanmarker located on the island of Kyūshūmarker. The capital is the city of Kagoshima.


Geography

Kagoshima Prefecture is located at the southwest tip of Kyūshūmarker and includes a chain of islands stretching further to the southwest for a few hundred kilometers. The most important group is the Amami Islandsmarker.Surrounded by the Yellow Seamarker to the west, at least since 1879 by Okinawa Prefecturemarker in the south, Kumamoto Prefecturemarker to the north, and Miyazaki Prefecturemarker to the east, it has 2,632 km of coastline (including the 28 islands). It has a bay called Kagoshima Bay (Kinkowan), which is sandwiched by two peninsulas, Satsumamarker and Ōsumimarker. Its position made it a 'gateway' to Japan at various times in history.While Kyushu has about 13 million people there are less than 2 million in this prefecture.

The prefecture boasts a chain of active and dormant volcanoes, including the great Sakurajimamarker, which towers out of the Kagoshima bay opposite Kagoshima city. A steady trickle of smoke and ash emerges from the caldera, punctuated by louder mini-eruptions on an almost daily basis. On active days in Kagoshima city an umbrella is advisable to ward off the ash. Sakurajima is one of Japan's most active volcanoes. Major eruptions occurred in 1914, when the island mountain spilled enough material to become permanently connected to the mainland, and a lesser eruption in 1960. Volcanic materials in the soil make Sakurajima a source for record daikon radishes, roughly the size of a basketball. Many beaches around the Kagoshima Bay are littered with well-worn pumice stones. A crater lake in the southwestern tip of the prefecture, near the spa town of Ibusuki, is home to a rare species of giant eel.
Map of Kagoshima Prefecture.


History

Kagoshima Prefecture corresponds to the ancient Japanese provinces Ōsumi and Satsuma, including the northern part of the Ryukyu Islandsmarker. This region played a key role in the Meiji Restoration (Saigo Takamori), and the city of Kagoshima was an important naval base during Japan's 20th century wars and the home of admiral Tōgō Heihachirō.More recent incidents are the sinking of a North Korean spy ship (100 ton class) in 2001 by the coast guard, which was later salvaged and exhibited in Tokyo, and the abduction of an office clerk from a Kagoshima beach in 1978 by agents from the same country. This became known only recently under the Koizumi administration.

Economy

The prefecture has strong agricultural roots, which are reflected in its most well-known exports: green tea, sweet potato, radish, Pongee rice, Satsuma pottery and Berkshire pork ("kurobuta"). Kagoshima prefecture's production of bonito flakes is second only to that of Shizuokamarker. In addition it produces Japan's largest volume of unagi eels.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has several facilities within the prefecture, including the country's main launch facilitymarker on Tanegashima and the Uchinoura Space Centermarker.

The prefecture's gross domestic product is approximately 4.834 trillion yen.

Region

The following is a list of Kagoshima Prefecture's cities, and its administrative districts with their constituent towns and villages:

Cities



Districts



Mergers

In the 2000s, many administrative mergers of cities towns and districts have occurred in Kagoshima Prefecture.

Recreation

Although there are strong highschool teams, no major baseball or soccer club is based in the prefecture. A number of Kagoshima's ballparks play host to well-known teams:

  • Kagoshima Prefectural Ballpark (鹿児島県立球場) Camp home of Chiba Lotte Marines
  • Kagoshima Municipal Ballpark (鹿児島市営球場)
  • Ibusuki Municipal Ballpark (指宿市営球場) Camp home of Kokutesu Swallows
  • Yunomoto Ballpark (湯之元球場) Camp home of Yakult Atoms
  • Kagoshima Prefectural Kamonoike Trackfield (鹿児島県立鴨池陸上競技場) Camp home of Júbilo Iwata
  • Kagoshima Fureai Sportsland (鹿児島ふれあいスポーツランド) Camp home of Sagan Tosu
  • Kagoshima Prefectural Kamonoike Trackfield (鹿児島県立鴨池陸上競技場) Camp home of Toshiba Fuchu Brave Rupas


The Kirishima-Yaku National Park is located in Kagoshima Prefecture.

No other prefecture has more pachinko parlors per capita than Kagoshima.

Colleges and Universities



Notable people from Kagoshima Prefecture



Sister relations

October 1989 duo-declaration
November 28, 1966 became a sister state
July 27, 1971 Became a sister prefecture


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