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Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Prefecture
Prefecture information
Japanese nameOkinawa-ken
Local Name 
Local NameOkinawan
Local TranscriptionUchinaa-ken
GovernorHirokazu Nakaima
Area2271.30 km2 (44th)
% water0.5
Population1379338 (32nd) (December 1, 2008)

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|} is one of Japan's southern prefectures. It consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over 1000 km (621.4 mi) long, which extends southwest from Kyūshū (the southwesternmost of Japan's main four islands) to Taiwan. Okinawa's capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of Okinawa Island. The disputed Senkaku Islands (Mandarin: Diaoyu Islands) are administered as part of Okinawa Prefecture.

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