Shūnan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Chūgoku Region, Japan

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🇯🇵 Shūnan (周南市, Shūnan-shi) is a city located in east central Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The total area is 656.13 km².

The modern city of Shūnan was founded on April 21, 2003, by the merger of the cities of Tokuyama and Shinnan'yō, the town of Kumage (from Kumage District), and the town of Kano (from Tsuno District). Its name is derived from the first character (周) of the name of the former Suō Province (周防国), and the character for south (南), reflecting its location, comprising much of the southern part of the old province.

The city is bordered in the west by the cities of Yamaguchi and Hōfu, in the east by Iwakuni, in the south-east by Hikari and Kudamatsu, and in the north by Yoshika, Shimane Prefecture. To the south is the Inland Sea.

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History On April 21, 2003: Shūnan is founded by the merger of Tokuyama, Shinnan'yō, Kano (from Tsuno District) and Kumage (from Kumage District). Tsuno District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

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Economy and industry The food processing company, Shimaya, has headquarters in Shunan. Also, the petroleum company, Idemitsu Kosan; the chemical company, Tosoh and Tokuyama; the iron product company, Nisshin Steel; all have plants based in Shunan.

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Sport Before Tokuyama became part of Shūnan, it was one of the host cities of the official 1998 Women's Volleyball World Championship.

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Shūnan has a population of over 143,959 people. Shūnan also forms one of the centres of the wider Yamaguchi Prefecture which has a population of over 1,377,631 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Shūnan has links with:

🇳🇱 Delfzijl, Netherlands 🇧🇷 São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil 🇦🇺 Townsville, Australia
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East of: 131.8

🇯🇵 Saiki 131.9

🇷🇺 Vladivostok 131.911

🇷🇺 Ussuriysk 131.952

🇷🇺 Artyom 132.195

🇯🇵 Iwakuni 132.217

🇯🇵 Hatsukaichi 132.317

🇯🇵 Hiroshima 132.47

🇯🇵 Kure 132.55

🇯🇵 Uwajima 132.568

🇯🇵 Masaki 132.717

West of: 131.8

🇯🇵 Nobeoka 131.672

🇯🇵 Ōita 131.616

🇯🇵 Hyūga 131.523

🇯🇵 Beppu 131.503

🇯🇵 Yamaguchi 131.467

🇯🇵 Miyazaki 131.421

🇯🇵 Nichinan 131.392

🇯🇵 Hagi 131.383

🇯🇵 Usa 131.35

🇮🇩 Sorong 131.293

Antipodal to Shūnan is: -48.2,-34.05

Locations Near: Shūnan 131.8,34.05

🇯🇵 Yamaguchi 131.467,34.183 d: 34.1  

🇯🇵 Iwakuni 132.217,34.15 d: 40  

🇯🇵 Hagi 131.383,34.4 d: 54.6  

🇯🇵 Ube 131.242,33.957 d: 52.5  

🇯🇵 Hatsukaichi 132.317,34.333 d: 57  

🇯🇵 Usa 131.35,33.532 d: 71  

🇯🇵 Hiroshima 132.47,34.379 d: 71.7  

🇯🇵 Kure 132.55,34.233 d: 72  

🇯🇵 Beppu 131.503,33.274 d: 90.6  

🇯🇵 Ōita 131.616,33.232 d: 92.6  

Antipodal to: Shūnan -48.2,-34.05

🇧🇷 Rio Grande -52.099,-32.041 d: 19588.6  

🇧🇷 Pelotas -52.341,-31.763 d: 19552.4  

🇧🇷 Viamão -51.023,-30.088 d: 19500.6  

🇧🇷 Alvorada -51.079,-30.001 d: 19489.4  

🇧🇷 Gravataí -50.983,-29.933 d: 19487.5  

🇧🇷 Cachoeirinha -51.083,-29.95 d: 19484.3  

🇧🇷 Porto Alegre -51.229,-30.028 d: 19484.6  

🇧🇷 Canoas -51.183,-29.915 d: 19476.2  

🇧🇷 Sapucaia do Sul -51.146,-29.842 d: 19470.9  

🇧🇷 São Leopoldo -51.149,-29.772 d: 19464  

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