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Naha, Okinawa

Administration
Full nameNaha
Official name那覇市 · Naha City
Native name那覇
Naafa
Native name langja
Settlement typeCity
CountryJapan
RegionKyūshū
PrefectureOkinawa
Geography
Total Area15.1 sq mi (38.99 km2)
Demography
Total Population317906 (December 31, 2009)
Density (pop.)8153.53/km2 (21117.6/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- TreeFukugi
- FlowerBougainvillea
Phone number(098) 867-0111
AddressNaha-shi, Izumizaki 1-1-1
900-8585

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|} is the capital city of the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa.

Naha is a coastal city located on the East China Sea coast of the southern part of Okinawa Island, the largest of the Ryukyu Islands. The modern city was officially founded on May 20, 1921, but prior to that Naha had already been for centuries one of the most important and populous sites in the Ryukyu Islands.

Naha is the political, economic and educational center of Okinawa Prefecture. In the medieval and early modern periods, it was also the commercial center of the Ryūkyū Kingdom.


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