Kōshi, Kumamoto

Kōshi (合志市, Kōshi-shi) is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.

Kōshi
合志市
Flag of Kōshi
Official seal of Kōshi
Location of Kōshi in Kumamoto Prefecture
Location of Kōshi in Kumamoto Prefecture
Kōshi is located in Japan
Kōshi
Kōshi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 32°53′N 130°47′E / 32.883°N 130.783°E / 32.883; 130.783Coordinates: 32°53′N 130°47′E / 32.883°N 130.783°E / 32.883; 130.783
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureKumamoto Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYoshiyuki Araki (since April 2010)
Area
 • Total53.19 km2 (20.54 sq mi)
Population
 (March 31, 2017)
 • Total61,022
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.city.koshi.lg.jp
Symbols
FlowerGypsophila
TreeQuercus acutissima

As of March 31, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 61,022[1] and a population density of 1,100 persons per km². The total area is 53.19 km².[2]

The modern city of Kōshi was established on February 27, 2006, from the merger of former town of Kōshi, with the town of Nishigoshi (both from Kikuchi District). It was the 14th "Great Heisei Merger" in Kumamoto Prefecture.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Kōshi City" (in Japanese). Japan: Kōshi City. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ "熊本県 合志市|地域医療情報システム(日本医師会)". jmap.jp. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  3. ^ "くま経 フォトレポート 西合志町と合志町が合併し、「合志市」が誕生". くまもと経済 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-01-01.

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