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From top left:Central Kumamoto view from Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto City Tramway, Fujisaki hachimangu shrine, Suizenji jojuen
Location of Kumamoto in
|• Mayor||Kazufumi Ōnishi|
|• Total||389.53 km2 (150.40 sq mi)|
|Population (April 1, 2017)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)|
|City hall address||1-1 Tetorisai-machi, Chūō-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-ken|
Greater Kumamoto (熊本都市圏) had a population of 1,460,000, as of the 2000 census. As of 2010, Kumamoto
The current administrative body of the City of Kumamoto was founded on April 1, 1889.
Near the end of World War II, Kumamoto experienced several air raids. The greatest one was on the night of June 30 to July 1, 1945. About one third of the city was burned, and more than 300 people died.
After the effects of the air raids, the Japanese Buddhist monk