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Shūnan
周南市

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Location of Shūnan in Yamaguchi
Shūnan is located in Japan
Shūnan
Coordinates: 34°3′N 131°48′E / 34.05°N 131.8°E / 34.05; 131.8
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku
Prefecture Yamaguchi
Government
 - Mayor Yukio Shimazu
Area
 - Total 656.13 km2 (253.3 sq mi)
Population
(2006)
155,902
City Symbols
 - Tree Cinnamomum camphora
 - Flower Salvia splendens
Website City of Shūnan
Phone number 0834-22-8211
Address

1-1 Kisan-dōri, Shūnan-shi, Yamaguchi-ken
745-8655

Shūnan (周南市 Shūnan-shi ?) is a city located in east central Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

The city was founded on April 21, 2003, merging two former cities, Tokuyama and Shinnan'yō and two towns, Kano and Kumage.

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 southeast by Hikari and Kudamatsu, and in the north by Yoshika, Shimane Prefecture. To the south is the Inland Sea.

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History

  • April 21, 2003: Shūnan is founded by the merger of Tokuyama, Shinnan'yō, Kano, and Kumage
  • May 25, 2003: Kazuto Kawamura becomes first mayor
  • April 22, 2007: Yukio Shimazu defeats Ken'ichirō Kimura to become city's second mayor

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