Kumano, Mie Prefecture, Kansai Region, Japan

Geography | Neighboring municipalities | History | Government | Economy | Education | Transport : Rail : Road | Local attractions

🇯🇵 Kumano (熊野市) is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Kumano is located near the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, in southern Mie Prefecture, facing the Pacific Ocean. Parts of the city are within the limits of the Yoshino-Kumano National Park.

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Geography Kumano is located near the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, in southern Mie Prefecture, facing the Pacific Ocean. Parts of the city are within the limits of the Yoshino-Kumano National Park.

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Neighboring municipalities Mie Prefecture • Owase • Mihama • Kihō; Wakayama Prefecture • Shingū • Kitayama; Nara Prefecture • Kamikitayama • Shimokitayama • Totsukawa.

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History The area of the modern city of Kumano was within ancient Kii Province and was part of the holdings of the Kii Tokugawa clan, and administered as part of the Kii-Shingū Domain in the Edo period. After the Meiji restoration, the town of Kinomoto was established within Minamimuro District with the early Meiji period creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The city of Kumano was established on November 3, 1954 by the merger of Kinomoto with the surrounding villages of Isato, Kamikawa, Arii, Atashika, Arasaki and Tomari (all from Minamimuro District).

On November 15, 2005, the town of Kiwa (also from Minamimuro District) was also merged into Kumano.

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Government Kumano has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 14 members. Kumano, collectively with the towns of Mihama of Kihō, contributes two members to the Mie Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Mie 4th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

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Economy The economy of Kumano is centred on commercial fishing, forestry and horticulture (oranges).

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Education Kumano has nine public elementary schools and seven public middle schools operated by the city government and one public high school operated by the Mie Prefectural Department of Education. The prefecture also operates one special education school for the handicapped.

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Transport: Rail JR Tōkai – Kisei Main Line • Nigishima - Atashika - Hadasu - Ōdomari - Kumanoshi - Arii.

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Transport: Road • National Route 42 • National Route 169 • National Route 309 • National Route 311.

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Local attractions A portion of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located within Kumano.

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Kumano has a population of over 16,232 people. Kumano also forms part of the wider Mie Prefecture which has a population of over 1,781,948 people. Kumano is situated 113 km north-east of Tanabe.

Twin Towns, Sister Cities include:

🇧🇷 Bastos, Brazil 🇯🇵 Sakurai, Japan 🇮🇹 Sorrento, Italy
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East of: 136.1

🇯🇵 Iga 136.133

🇯🇵 Echizen 136.17

🇯🇵 Higashiōmi 136.2

🇯🇵 Fukui 136.219

🇯🇵 Hikone 136.267

🇯🇵 Nagahama 136.283

🇯🇵 Kaga 136.3

🇯🇵 Komatsu 136.433

🇯🇵 Tsu 136.5

🇯🇵 Matsusaka 136.542

West of: 136.1

🇯🇵 Ōmihachiman 136.098

🇯🇵 Nabari 136.095

🇯🇵 Tsuruga 136.072

🇯🇵 Moriyama 135.983

🇯🇵 Kusatsu 135.967

🇯🇵 Ōtsu 135.895

🇯🇵 Sakurai 135.856

🇦🇺 Port Lincoln 135.85

🇯🇵 Tenri 135.833

🇯🇵 Nara 135.8

Antipodal to Kumano is: -43.9,-33.889

Locations Near: Kumano 136.1,33.8886

🇯🇵 Hashimoto 135.621,34.305 d: 63.9  

🇯🇵 Sakurai 135.856,34.511 d: 72.7  

🇯🇵 Kashihara 135.799,34.498 d: 73.2  

🇯🇵 Katsuragi 135.733,34.483 d: 74.2  

🇯🇵 Tanabe 135.388,33.728 d: 68.2  

🇯🇵 Nabari 136.095,34.623 d: 81.7  

🇯🇵 Tenri 135.833,34.583 d: 81.1  

🇯🇵 Kawachinagano 135.566,34.453 d: 79.7  

🇯🇵 Tondabayashi 135.6,34.5 d: 82.1  

🇯🇵 Matsusaka 136.542,34.57 d: 86  

Antipodal to: Kumano -43.9,-33.889

🇧🇷 Tubarão -49,-28.467 d: 19241.5  

🇧🇷 Criciúma -49.372,-28.678 d: 19236.9  

🇧🇷 Santa Catarina -48.5,-27.6 d: 19189.4  

🇧🇷 São José -48.617,-27.6 d: 19183.4  

🇧🇷 Palhoça -48.667,-27.633 d: 19183.9  

🇧🇷 Biguaçu -48.667,-27.5 d: 19171.3  

🇧🇷 Viamão -51.023,-30.088 d: 19221.8  

🇧🇷 Gravataí -50.983,-29.933 d: 19215.1  

🇧🇷 Alvorada -51.079,-30.001 d: 19211.9  

🇧🇷 Cachoeirinha -51.083,-29.95 d: 19208.3  

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