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Itoshima (糸島市, Itoshima-shi) is a city located in western Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Itoshima

糸島市
Flag of Itoshima
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Location of Itoshima in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location of Itoshima in Fukuoka Prefecture
Itoshima is located in Japan
Itoshima
Itoshima
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°33′14″N 130°11′52″E / 33.55389°N 130.19778°E / 33.55389; 130.19778Coordinates: 33°33′14″N 130°11′52″E / 33.55389°N 130.19778°E / 33.55389; 130.19778
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureFukuoka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYuuji Tsukigata (since February, 2014)
Area
 • Total216.12 km2 (83.44 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2018)
 • Total96,540
 • Density464.11/km2 (1,202.0/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeMaple
 • FlowerHibiscus hamabo
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-1-1 Maebaru-nishi, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka-ken
819-1192
Websitewww.city.itoshima.lg.jp

As of April 2018, the city has an estimated population of 96,540, with 34,685 households and a population density of 454 persons per km². The total area is 216.12 km².[1]

The modern city of Itoshima was established on January 1, 2010, from the merger of the city of Maebaru and the towns of Shima and Nijo (both from Itoshima district).

view of Itoshima from Shiraito Falls
Terraced fields in Itoshima
Futamigaura torii

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GeographyEdit

The city contains several mountains, islands and moderately populated low-lying areas. Its highest point is Mt. Rai. It is bordered by Fukuoka to the east, the Genkai Sea to the north, and the Sefuri mountains to the south.

Culture & TourismEdit

Itoshima is known for its seaside resorts, beaches, and natural beauty. It is a popular site for surfing and hiking. A summer music festival, SUNSET LIVE, takes place each year.

Adjacent municipalitiesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "糸島市統計". April 27, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2018.

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