Kumage District, Kagoshima

Kumage (熊毛郡 Kumage-gun) is a district located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The district covers two islands from the Ōsumi Islands, Tanegashima and Yakushima.

The district has an estimated population of 29,706 with a total area of 789.16 km², according to 2005 Census.

Contains 3 towns:

Kumage District in Kagoshima Prefecture
Kumage District in Kagoshima Prefecture.

History

  • 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. (1 town, 4 villages)
  • 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 Kamiyaku and Yaku merged to form the town of Yakushima. (3 towns)

Transportation

Coordinates: 30°21′14″N 130°31′48″E / 30.354°N 130.53°E

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Kamiyaku, Kagoshima

Kamiyaku (上屋久町, Kamiyaku-chō) was a town located on the northern half of Yakushima (Yaku Island) in Kumage District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 6,903 and the density of 23.09 persons per km². The total area was 298.95 km².

On October 1, 2007, Kamiyaku, along with the town of Yaku (also from Kumage District), was merged to create the town of Yakushima.

Kumage District

Kumage District may refer to:

Kumage District, Kagoshima, Japan

Kumage District, Yamaguchi, Japan

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Minamitane, Kagoshima

Minamitane (南種子町, Minamitane-chō) is a town located on Tanegashima, in Kumage District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2013, the town has an estimated population of 5,925 and a population density of 53.8 persons per km². The total area is 110.40 km².

The headquarters of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are located at the Tanegashima Space Center in Minamitane.

Nakatane, Kagoshima

Nakatane (中種子町, Nakatane-chō) is a town located in central Tanegashima, in Kumage District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2013, the town has an estimated population of 8,439 and a population density of 61.2 persons per km². The total area is 137.78 km².

Yaku, Kagoshima

Yaku (屋久町, Yaku-chō) was a town located on the southern half of Yakushima (Yaku Island) in Kumage District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 7,008 and a population density of 28.96 persons per km². The total area was 242.03 km².

On October 1, 2007, Yaku, along with the town of Kamiyaku (also from Kumage District), was merged to create the town of Yakushima.

Yakushima, Kagoshima

Yakushima (屋久島町, Yakushima-chō) is a town located in Kumage District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The town is on the island of Yakushima and Kuchinoerabujima.

On October 1, 2007, the town was formed by the merger of the towns of Kamiyaku and Yaku, both from Kumage District.

As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 13,486 and the density of 24.9 persons per km2. The total area is 540.98 km2.

Yakushima Airport serves Yakushima. There are also hydrofoils and ferries serving the island. Kuchinoerabujima is accessible by a municipal ferry.

Yakushima Airport

Yakushima Airport (屋久島空港, Yakushima Kūkō) (IATA: KUM, ICAO: RJFC) is located on the island of Yakushima, in Yakushima Town, Kumage District, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

The airport was opened in 1963 with an 1100-meter runway. The runway was extended to 1200 meters in 1975, and to 1500 meters in 1976. A further 2000m has been approved.

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