Area 294.9 km²
Local time Sunday 4:27 PM
|Prefecture Miyazaki Prefecture|
Population 22,727 (2003)
|Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Weather 15°C, Wind NE at 32 km/h, 61% Humidity
Kushima (串間市, Kushima-shi) is a city located in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 3, 1954.
Map of Kushima, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 22,727 and a population density of 77.06 persons per km². The total area is 294.91 km².
The city is served by the Nichinan Line of the JR Kyūshū railway system, which links it to the west to Shibushi in neighbouring Kagoshima Prefecture and to the north to the prefectural capital, Miyazaki.
Within the boundaries of the municipality (but some distance from its main built-up areas) lies the island of Kōjima, known for the field studies site of the Primate Research Institute, where studies on wild-living Japanese macaque monkeys are carried out.