Kimitsu, Chiba

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Kimitsu
君津市
City
Kimitsu city and Nippon Steel Kimitsu Works
Kimitsu city and Nippon Steel Kimitsu Works
Flag of Kimitsu
Flag
Official seal of Kimitsu
Seal
Location of Kimitsu in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Kimitsu in Chiba Prefecture
Kimitsu is located in Japan
Kimitsu
Kimitsu
 
Coordinates: 35°19′49.62″N 139°54′9.64″E / 35.3304500°N 139.9026778°E / 35.3304500; 139.9026778Coordinates: 35°19′49.62″N 139°54′9.64″E / 35.3304500°N 139.9026778°E / 35.3304500; 139.9026778
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
Government
 • - Mayor Hirokuni Suzuki (since October 2006)
Area
 • Total 318.83 km2 (123.10 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 88,409
 • Density 277/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Kyaraboku (Taxus cuspidata Sieb. et Zucc. var.nana Hort. ex Rehder)
- Flower Mitsubatsutsuji (Rhododendron dilatatum)
Phone number 0439-56-1581
Address 2-13-1 Kubo, Kimitsu-shi, Chiba-ken 299-1192
Website www.city.kimitsu.lg.jp
Kimitsu City Hall

Kimitsu (君津市 Kimitsu-shi?) is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2010, the city has an estimated population of 88,409 and a population density of 277 persons per km². The total area is 318.83 km².

Geography

Kimitsu is the second largest city in Chiba Prefecture and is located in the western part of central Bōsō Peninsula. It borders Tokyo Bay. Two small rivers cross Kimitsu, the Koito River and the Obitsu River.

Surrounding municipalities

History

The area of present-day Kimitsu was largely part of the feudal domain of Kururi during the Edo period. It was divided between Moda District and Sue District in the early Meiji period cadastral reforms. Both districts became part of Kimitsu District from April 1, 1897. Kimitsu Town was founded within Kimitsu District on April 1, 1943, and expanded through annexation of two neighboring villages on April 1, 1944. Kimitsu was elevated to city status on September 1, 1971.

Economy

Despite its short coastline on Tokyo Bay, the economy of Kimitsu is centered around its coastal belt of heavy industries, primarily by the large-scale steelworks of Nippon Steel Kimitsu Works. Kimitsu Works was established in 1965, covers 11,720,000 square metres (126,200,000 sq ft), and employed 3,280 people as of 2007.1 The Koito Fishing Port, technically located in both Kimitsu and Futtsu, is located just north of Cape Futtsu at the mouth of the Koito River. Entry in and out of the fishing port suffers from sediment deposited by the Koito.2 Kazusa Akademia Park, which spans both Kimitsu and Kisarazu, was established to carry out research in biotechnology and information technology.3

Transportation

Rail

Highways

Local attractions

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Kimitsu is twinned with:citation needed

Noted people from Kimitsu

References

  1. ^ Kimitsu Works
  2. ^ 小糸川漁港(Japanese)
  3. ^ Kazusa Akademia Park (Kisarazu-shi, Kimitsu-shi)
  4. ^ "さくらえみ". Ice Ribbon (in Japanese). Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "大和 ヒロシ". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved January 23, 2013. 

External links


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