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Kumamoto

Designated city in Kyushu, Japan / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Kumamoto (熊本市, Kumamoto-shi) is the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. As of June 1, 2019, the city has an estimated population of 738,907 and a population density of 1,893 people per km2. The total area is 390.32 km2.

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Kumamoto
熊本市
Kumamoto City
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Official seal of Kumamoto
Nickname: 
The Heart of Kyushu
Location of Kumamoto in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Kumamoto in Kumamoto Prefecture
Kumamoto is located in Japan
Kumamoto
Kumamoto
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°48′11″N 130°42′28″E
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKumamoto Prefecture
First official recorded558 AD[citation needed]
City SettledApril 1, 1889
Government
  MayorKazufumi Ōnishi[1][2]
Area
  Total390.32 km2 (150.70 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2019)
  Total738,907
  Density1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.city.kumamoto.jp
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Greater Kumamoto (熊本都市圏) had a population of 1,461,000, as of the 2000 census. As of 2010, Kumamoto Metropolitan Employment Area has a GDP of US$39.8 billion.[3][4] It is not considered part of the Fukuoka–Kitakyushu metropolitan area, despite their shared border. The city was designated on April 1, 2012, by government ordinance.

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