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Nagasaki

Administration
Full nameNagasaki
Official name長崎市 · Nagasaki City
Native name長崎
Settlement typeCore city
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureNagasaki Prefecture
DistrictN/A
Government
MayorTomihisa Taue (2007-)
Geography
Total Area156.9 sq mi (406.35 km2)
Demography
Total Population446007 (January 1, 2009)
Density (pop.)1100/km2 (2849/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- TreeChinese tallow tree
- FlowerHydrangea
Phone number095-825-5151
Address2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken
850-8685

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|} ( ) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Nagasaki was founded by the Portuguese in the second half of the 16th century on the site of a small fishing village, formerly part of Nishisonogi District. It became a center of Portuguese and other European peoples' influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki have been proposed for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.

During World War II, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made Nagasaki the second and, to date, last city in the world to experience a nuclear attack.


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