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Geographical features, the location, area, history

Aira-shi (airashi)

Position figure of Aira-shi

Aira-shi is located at Satsuma Peninsula and the unity point of Osumi Peninsula and is approximately central "town" of Kagoshima.

It is next to Kagoshima-shi of prefectural seat and hot spring dokoro Kirishima-shi eminent Japan, and access to airport and expressway is easy, too. It is "town" where people move to as town having high geographical convenience.
In addition, it is naturally comfortable "town" covered in the sea to glitter which can look at Sakurajima which is active volcano and the mountains which are full of green.


The area of Aira-shi accounts for 2.5% of 9,188.10 square kilometer of Kagoshima total area at 231.25 square kilometers.


Aira-shi birth

On March 23, 2010, Airacho, Kajikicho, Gamochou were merged, and new city "Aira-shi" was born.

Process of merger "merger meeting in western Aira"

Conventional Ayumi

  • The 1912 "Kajikicho" town organization enforcement
  • The 1928 "Gamochou" town organization enforcement
  • The 1955 "Airacho" town organization enforcement


  • Establishment of statutory merger meeting in western Aira on March 1, 2009
  • We decide name of new city in merger meeting in "Aira-shi" on the second on March 24, 2009
  • The June 6, 2009 merger signing ceremony
  • We perform decision disposal of nichi*okifungo on October 8, 2009
  • November 10, 2009 Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications notification (notification 518th)
  • We decide "municipal emblem" in merger meeting on the twelfth on November 26, 2009
  • The merger meeting abolition in western Aira on March 22, 2010
  • March 23, 2010 Aira-shi birth

Commemorative ceremony


Person in charge of general affairs department General Administration Division general affairs

899-5492 25, Miyajimacho, Aira-shi, Kagoshima

Phone number 0995-66-3012

Fax number: 0995-65-7112

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