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image by Phil Nelson
Source: Toshi no hata to monshou [nkg87]
[Since 7 November 2005, this city was merged with other municipalities to form the new city of Kirishima. - Ed.]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 12 October 2009
The city flag was adopted on Sep 1st 1971 by city Notice No 140.
The white flag is charged with the black city emblem and red Sakurajima island.
The flag proportions are 2:3
The city emblem is composed of stylized kanji 市 SHI = city
and former Satuma Clan lord the Shimazus family crest of
cross in a circle. The arrows facing in four directions indicate a developing city
in all directions.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 20 October 2009
Nishinoomote is the main town of Tanegashima island, south of Kyushu. In 1543
the Portuguese Fernao Mendes Pinto landed on that island and was the first
European to set foot on the soil of Japan. The island where firearms were first
introduced to Japan is now the center of Japanese space development.
Jarig Bakker, 6 February 2002
The flag was adopted in November 1958 when Nishinoomote was elevated to the
status of a city from a town. The flag has the city emblem in black centered on
a white field. The emblem is the stylized Chinese character of Nishi 西 (west) of
Nishinoomote. The outer circle symbolizes coastline of Tanegashima Island and a
triangle for progress and development of the city. The information was received
from the city government.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 6 February 2002
with transliteration by Jonathan Dixon, 10 January 2006
The "sister city is the town of Vila do Bispo, Portugal
Jorge Candeias, 6 February 2002