Kumano, Mie

Kumano, Mie

Kumano
熊野市
City
Shichirimihama Beach, Kumano
Shichirimihama Beach, Kumano
Flag of Kumano
Flag
Official seal of Kumano
Seal
Location of Kumano in Mie Prefecture
Location of Kumano in Mie Prefecture
Kumano is located in Japan
Kumano
Kumano
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
Government
 • -Mayor Kanji Kawakami
Area
 • Total 373.63 km2 ( sq mi)
Population (September 2012)
 • Total 18,703
 • Density

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Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Sasayuri (Lilium japonicum)
-Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Phone number 0597-89-4111
Address 796 Idochō, Kumano-shi, Mie-ken 519-4392
Website .jp.mie.kumano.citywww

Kumano (熊野市 Kumano-shi) is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2012, the city has an estimated population of 18,703 and a population density of 50.1 persons per km². The total area is 373.63 km².

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Neighboring municipalities 1.1
  • History 2
  • Transportation 3
    • Railway 3.1
    • Highway 3.2
  • Local attractions 4
  • Sister city relations 5
  • Noted people 6
  • External links 7

Geography

Kumano is located near the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, in southern Mie Prefecture, facing the Pacific Ocean. Parts of the city are within the limits of the Yoshino-Kumano National Park.

Neighboring municipalities

History

The city of Kumano was established on November 3, 1954 by the merger of the town of Kinomoto with the surrounding villages of Isato, Kamikawa, Arii, Atashika, Arasaki and Tomari (all from Minamimuro District).

On November 15, 2005, the town of Kiwa (also from Minamimuro District) was also merged into Kumano.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Local attractions

A portion of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located within Kumano.

Sister city relations

Noted people

External links

Media related to Kumano, Mie at Wikimedia Commons

  • Kumano City official website