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Fukuoka
福岡
Designatit ceety
福岡市 · Fukuoka City
Frae tap left: Yatai in Nakasu
Fukuoka Castle, Hakozaki Shrine
Tenjin, Hakata Gion Yamakasa
Seaside Momochi an Fukuoka Touer

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Location of Fukuoka in Fukuoka
Fukuoka is located in Japan
Fukuoka
Fukuoka
 
Coordinates: 33°35′N 130°24′E / 33.583°N 130.400°E / 33.583; 130.400
Kintra Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefectur Fukuoka
Government
 • Mayor Soichiro Takashima (syne December 2010)
Area
 • Total 340.03 km2 (131.29 sq mi)
Population (Aprile 1, 2012)
 • Total 1,483,052
 • Density 4,361.53/km2 (11,296.3/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camphor laurel
- Flouer Camellia
- Bird Black-heided Gull
Website city.fukuoka.lg.jp/english/index.html

Fukuoka (福岡市 Fukuoka-shi?) is the caipital ceety o Fukuoka Prefectur an is situatit on the northren shore o the iland o Kyushu in Japan.

Rankit as the 12t o the warld's maist livable ceeties in the magazine Monocle in 2012, Fukuoka wis praised for its green spaces in a metropolitan settin.[1] It is the maist populous ceety in Kyushu, followed bi Kitakyushu. It is the lairgest ceety an metropolitan aurie west o Keihanshin. The ceety wis designatit on Aprile 1, 1972 bi govrenment ordinance. Greater Fukuoka (福岡都市圏?), wi 2.5 million fowk (2005 census), is pairt o the hivily industrialized Fukuoka-Kitakyushu zone as well as Northren Kyushu.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fukuoka haes seven sister ceeties.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The World's top 25 most liveable cities". Monocle.com.  (subscription needit)
  2. "姉妹都市交流" [Sister City Relations] (in Japanese). Fukuoka City. Retrieved 2012-04-07.