Kagoshima District, Kagoshima

Kagoshima (鹿児島郡 Kagoshima-gun) is a district located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 1, 2008, the district has an estimated Population of 1,087 and a Density of 8.19 persons/km². The total area is 132.71 km².

The district has two villages and both of them were islands within Oshima District. The district once located on the mainland is now entirely merged into the city of Kagoshima.

District timeline

  • April 1, 1889
    • Due to the city status enforcement, the city of Kagoshima was formed.
    • Due to the towns and village status enforcement, the villages of Yoshida, Yoshino, Ishiki, Nishitakeda, and Nakagōriu were formed within the district. (5 villages)
  • April 1, 1897 - The district absorbed Kitaosumi and Taniyama Districts and added the villages of Nishisakurajima, Higashisakurajima, and Taniyama. (8 villages)
  • September 1, 1924 - The village of Taniyama gained town status to become the town of Taniyama. (1 town, 7 villages)
  • August 1, 1934 - The villages of Yoshino, Nishitakeda, and Nakagōriu merged into the city of Kagoshima. (1 town, 4 villages)
  • October 1, 1950 - The villages of Higashisakurajima and Ishiki were merged into the city of Kagoshima. (1 town, 2 villages)
  • October 1, 1958 - The town of Taniyama gained city status to become the city of Taniyama. (2 villages)
  • November 1, 1972 - The village of Yoshida gained town status to become the town of Yoshida. (1 town, 1 villages)
  • April 1, 1973 - The district acquired the villages of Mishima and Toshima from Ōshima District. (1 town, 3 villages)
  • May 1, 1973 - The village of Nishisakurajima gained town status and renamed to become the town of Sakurajima. (2 towns, 2 villages)
  • November 1, 2004 - The towns of Yoshida and Sakurajima merged into the city of Kagoshima. (2 villages)

Coordinates: 29°51′N 129°51′E / 29.850°N 129.850°E

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Mishima, Kagoshima

Mishima (三島村, Mishima-mura) is a village consisting of the inhabited islands of Iōjima, Kuroshima and Takeshima and the uninhabited islands of Shōwa Iōjima and Denshima located in Kagoshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The village office is located in the city of Kagoshima, outside the village.

As of June 2013, the village has an estimated population of 383 and a population density of 12.2 persons per km². The total area is 31.36 km².

Sakurajima, Kagoshima

Sakurajima (桜島町, Sakurajima-chō) was a town located in Kagoshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 4,504 and a density of 139.88 persons per km². The total area was 32.20 km².

On November 1, 2004, Sakurajima, along with the towns of Kōriyama and Matsumoto (both from Hioki District), the town of Kiire (from Ibusuki District), and the town of Yoshida (also from Kagoshima District), was merged into the expanded city of Kagoshima and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

Tokara Islands

The Tokara Islands (吐噶喇列島, Tokara-rettō) is an archipelago in the Nansei Islands, and are part of the Satsunan Islands, which is in turn part of the Ryukyu Archipelago. The 150 kilometres (81 nmi) chain consists of twelve small islands located between Yakushima and Amami-Oshima. The islands have a total area of 101.35 square kilometres (39.13 sq mi). Administratively, the whole group belongs to Toshima Village, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Only seven of the islands are permanently inhabited. The islands, especially Takarajima, are home to the Tokara Pony.

Toshima, Kagoshima

Toshima (十島村, Toshima-mura) is a village consisting of the islands of the Tokara Islands located in the Satsunan Islands of Kagoshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The village office is located in the city of Kagoshima, outside the village.

As of 2013, the village has an estimated population of 688 and a density of 6.79 persons per km2. The total area is 101.35 km2.

Iōjima, Kuroshima and Takeshima and the uninhabited islands of Shōwa Iōjima and Denshima

Yoshida, Kagoshima

Yoshida (吉田町, Yoshida-chō) was a town located in Kagoshima District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 11,729 and the density of 214.07 persons per km². The total area was 54.79 km².

On November 1, 2004 Yoshida, along with the towns of Kōriyama and Matsumoto (both from Hioki District), the town of Kiire (from Ibusuki District), and the town of Sakurajima (also from Kagoshima District), was merged into the expanded city of Kagoshima and no longer exists as an independent municipality.

Yoshiyuki Tsuruta

Yoshiyuki Tsuruta (鶴田 義行, Tsuruta Yoshiyuki) (October 1, 1903 – July 24, 1986) was a Japanese swimmer. He won a gold medal in the Amsterdam Olympics and the Los Angeles Olympics.

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