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- CoordinatesNorth Latitude33°55'0", East Longitude132°16'0"
Suō-Ōshima (周防大島町 Suō-Ōshima-chō?) is a town and an island located in Ōshima District, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Suō-Ōshima was formed on October 1, 2004 from the merger of the former towns of Ōshima, Kuka, Tachibana and Tōwa, all from towns of Ōshima District.
As of May 1, 2008, the town has an estimated population of 20,163 and a density of 146 persons per km². The total area is 138.17 km².
Suo-Oshima established a sister island relationship with the County of Kauai, Hawaii in 1963. A 50th Anniversary commemoration was held on Kauai in October 2013. Current Mayors Takumi Shiiki (Suo-Oshima) and Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. (Kauai) signed a Reaffirmation of Friendship agreement.
Schools in Suo-Oshima:
Oshima Shosen, Suo-Oshima High School
Junior High Schools: Towa JHS, Kuka JHS, Nasakejima JHS, Agenosho JHS, Oshima JHS
Elementary Schools: Nasakejima ES, Yuda ES, Morino ES, Joyama ES, Kuka ES, Agenosho ES, Shimanaka ES, Meishin ES, Migama ES, Ukashima ES
- ●Area／Suouoshima, Monjusan, Kanozan, Genmeizan, Okikamurojima, Katashima, Nasakejima, Ukashima, Kashirashima
- ●Scale／GSI 1:50000
- ●Release Date／2013.1.11
- ●Category／ Recommended Mountains National Parks Cycling Routes Remote Islands & Mountains Nation-wide Chūgoku Area