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Kumage District in Kagoshima Prefecture.
 is a district located in Kagoshimamarker, Japanmarker. The district covers two islands from the Ōsumi Islandsmarker, Tanegashimamarker and Yakushimamarker. The district has an estimated population of 29,706 with a total area of 789.16 km².(According to 2005 Census)

Contains 3 towns:


  • April 1, 1889 - Due to the town and village status enforcement, the villages of Kitatane, Nakatane, and Minamitane were formed within Kumage District.(3 towns)
  • March 29, 1896 - Absorbed Gomu District.(5 villages)
  • April 1, 1926 - The village of Kitatane gained town status and renamed to become the town of Nishiomote.
  • November 10, 1940 - The village of Nakatane gained town status.(2 towns, 3 villages)
  • October 15, 1956 - The village of Minamitane gained town status.(3 towns, 2 villages)
  • April 1, 1958 - The village of Kamiyaku gained town status.(4 towns, 1 village)
  • October 1, 1958 - The town of Nishiomote gained city status.(3 towns, 1 village)
  • April 1, 1959 - The village of Shimoyaku gained town status and renamed to become the town of Yaku.(4 towns)
  • October 1, 2007 - The towns of Kamiyakumarker and Yakumarker merged to form the town of Yakushima.(3 towns)


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