Suō-Ōshima town hall

Location of Suō-Ōshima in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 33°55′N 132°14′E / 33.917°N 132.233°E / 33.917; 132.233Coordinates: 33°55′N 132°14′E / 33.917°N 132.233°E / 33.917; 132.233
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
Prefecture Yamaguchi Prefecture
District Ōshima
  Mayor Tomio Nakamoto
  Total 138.17 km2 (53.35 sq mi)
Population (May 2008)
  Total 20,163
  Density 146/km2 (380/sq mi)
  Tree Mikan
  Flower Mikan
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 126-2, Ōaza Komatsu, Suō-Ōshima-chō, Ōshima-gun, Yamaguchi-ken

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

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