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Kyonan

Kyonan
鋸南町
Town
Kyonan Town Office
Kyonan Town Office
Flag of Kyonan
Flag
Official seal of Kyonan
Seal
Location of Kyonan in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Kyonan in Chiba Prefecture
Kyonan is located in Japan
Kyonan
Kyonan
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
District Awa
Area
 • Total 45.16 km2 (17.44 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 8,691
 • Density 192/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camelia
- Flower Narcissus
Phone number 0470-55-2111
Address 3458 Sakuma, Kyonan-machi, Awa-gun, Chiba-ken 299-2115
Website Town of Kyonan HP

Kyonan (鋸南町 Kyonan-machi) is a town located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. As of April 2012, the town had an estimated population of 8,691 and a population density of 12 persons per km². The total area was 45.16 km².

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Neighboring municipalities 1.1
  • History 2
  • Economy 3
  • Transportation 4
    • Railway 4.1
    • Highway 4.2
  • Noted people 5
  • Local attractions 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Geography

Kyonan is located near the southern tip of the Bōsō Peninsula, facing Tokyo Bay. The area has a warm maritime climate with hot summers and mild winters.

Neighboring municipalities

History

The area of present-day Kyonan was part of ancient Awa Province. The modern town of Kyonan was formed by the merger of the towns of Katsuyama and Hota on March 30, 1959. With the creation of the city of Minamibōsō in 2006, Kyonan is the only remaining unincorporated portion of Awa District.

Economy

Kyonan serves as a commercial center for the surrounding region of southwest-central Chiba Prefecture. The primary industry is commercial fishing and agriculture (rice and flowers). Mount Saga has been used for narcissus cultivation at least from the Edo period 1603–1868, and Kyonan remains one of the largest producers of the flower in Japan.[1] The tourist industry is a growing component of the local economy.

Transportation

Railway

Highway

Noted people

Local attractions

References

  1. ^ 嵯峨山(Japanese)
  2. ^ 菱川師宣記念館(Japanese)

External links

  • Kyonan official website (Japanese)
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