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 is a town located in Kimotsuki District, Kagoshimamarker, Japanmarker. The town occupies the southern part of the Ōsumi Peninsulamarker and its name literally means "the southern part of Ōsumi."


The town was formed on March 31, 2005 from the merger of the towns of Nejime and Sata, both from Kimotsuki District.

As of 2000, the town has an estimated population of 10,741 and a density of 50.29 persons per km². The total area is 213.59 km².

Geography

Located at 31 degrees north latitude, Minamiōsumi is the southernmost town on the Japanese "mainland" (Japan's four main islands).

Neighboring towns



History

The town name was chosen from among ideas submitted by the public.

Town formation

  • The village of Nejime became the town of Nejime on January 1, 1941.
  • The village of Sata became the town of Sata on September 1, 1947.
  • Nejime and Sata, both from Kimotsuki District, were merged to become Minamiōsumi on March 31, 2005.


Government

Town hall

The former Nejime Town Hall now serves as the Minamiōsumi Town Hall. The former Sata Town Hall is now a branch office.

Local information

Education

High Schools

  • Minamiōsumi High School.


Junior High schools

  • Nejime Junior High School
  • Daiichi Sata Junior High School


Elementary schools

Minamiōsumi has eleven public elementary schools.

Transportation

Air

Minamiōsumi does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Kagoshima Airportmarker.

Bus

Minamiōsumi is served by the Osumi Kotsu Network of buses, operated by the Kagoshima Kotsu Group.

Rail

Minamiōsumi is not served by any railway lines. The nearest train stations, operated by JR Kyushu, are located at Kokubu and Shibushimarker.

Roads

No expressways pass through Minamiōsumi. The nearest expressway interchange is at Kokubu.

National roads

  • National Route 269
    • "Michi no Eki" rest area located at Nejime

Toll roads

  • Sata Misaki Road Parkway, providing access to Cape Satamarker


Other information

Famous places

  • Cape Satamarker, southernmost point of Japan's four main islands
  • Nejime Onsen
  • Former Sata Medicinal Garden
  • Wild growing Cycas revoluta, the so-called "Sago Palm"


Events

  • Misaki Festival (February)
  • Dragon Boat Festival (October)


Famous natives

  • Mire Aika (1964- ), actress
  • Naoki Uchizono (1974- ), professional baseball player


References

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