Kagoshima, Kagoshima

capital city of Kagoshima prefecture

Kagoshima (鹿児島市, Kagoshima-shi) is a Japanese city in Kagoshima Prefecture on the island of Kyushu.[1] It is the capital city of the prefecture.[2]

Kagoshima skyline in front with Sakurajima in the background
"Kagoshima" in kanji
Japanese name

Kagoshima is at the southwestern tip of Kyūshū.[2]

It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.[3]

History change

Kagoshima was the center of Satsuma Province[4] and the land of the Shimazu clan.[2]

Timeline change

References change

  1. Deal, William E. (2005). Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan, p. 73.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kagoshima prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 447.
  3. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  4. Nussbaum, "Satsuma" at p. 829.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Nussbaum, "Sakurajima" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 814.

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31°36′N 130°33′E / 31.600°N 130.550°E / 31.600; 130.550