Kuroshio, Kōchi

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Kuroshio Town Office
Kuroshio Town Office
Flag of Kuroshio
Official seal of Kuroshio
Location of Kuroshio in Kōchi Prefecture
Location of Kuroshio in Kōchi Prefecture
Kuroshio is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°1′N 133°1′E / 33.017°N 133.017°E / 33.017; 133.017Coordinates: 33°1′N 133°1′E / 33.017°N 133.017°E / 33.017; 133.017
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Kōchi Prefecture
District Hata
 • Total 188.38 km2 (72.73 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2017)
 • Total 11,559
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.town.kuroshio.lg.jp

Kuroshio (黒潮町, Kuroshio-chō) is a Japanese town in Kōchi Prefecture on the Pacific coastline of the island of Shikoku.[1]

History[change | change source]

In 2006, the towns of Ōgata and Saga joined together to become the new town, Kuroshio.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Harner, Stephen Harner. "BTW, Get Ready for a 34 Meter Tsunami," Forbes (US). May 2, 2012; retrieved 2013-2-25.
  2. 黒潮町について; excerpt, 黒潮町は、高知県幡多郡「大方町」「佐賀町」の合併による新しい町として、平成18年3月20日に誕生しました; retrieved 2013-2-25.

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