Izumi, Kagoshima



Location of Izumi in Kagoshima Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 32°5′N 130°21′E / 32.083°N 130.350°E / 32.083; 130.350Coordinates: 32°5′N 130°21′E / 32.083°N 130.350°E / 32.083; 130.350
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
  Mayor Toshihiko Shibuya
  Total 330.06 km2 (127.44 sq mi)
Population (April 2008)
  Total 56,205
  Density 170/km2 (400/sq mi)
  Tree Inumaki
  Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 1-3 Midorimachi, Izumi-shi, Kagoshima-ken
Website www.city.izumi.kagoshima.jp

Izumi (出水市 Izumi-shi) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1954.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 56,205 and a population density of 170 persons per km². The total area is 330.06 km².

On March 13, 2006, the towns of Noda and Takaono (both from Izumi District) were merged into Izumi.

Izumi City lies at the northwestern corner of Kagoshima Prefecture. It borders Kumamoto Prefecture. Izumi as indicated by its kanji, is the point at which the Komenotsu River flows into the sea. It is famed for its some ten thousand cranes that migrate from Siberia every year to winter in the mild climes of southern Japan at the Izumi crane migration grounds.

The Kyushu Shinkansen stops at Izumi Station. It takes 25 minutes to reach Kagoshima City from Izumi by shinkansen.

High Schools in Izumi

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