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Kitakyushu
北九州
Designatit ceety
北九州市 · Ceety o Kitakyushu[1]
Clockwise frae Tap, River-walk Kitakyushu, Kokura Castle, Mojiko railroad Station, umwhile steid o Higashida blast fumace, Nicht in Kokura Toun, view frae Mount Adachi, Tanga Mercat in Kokura

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Location of Kitakyushu in Fukuoka
Kitakyushu is located in Japan
Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu
 
Coordinates: 33°53′N 130°53′E / 33.883°N 130.883°E / 33.883; 130.883
Kintra Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefectur Fukuoka
Government
 • Mayor Kenji Kitahashi
Population (Januar 1, 2010)
 • Total 983,037
 • Density 2,019.34/km2 (5,230.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ichiigashi (Japanese beech)
- Flouer Tsutsuji (Azalea)
Himawari (Sunflouer)
Phone number 093-582-2236
Address 1-1 Jōnai, Kokura Kita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken
803-8501
Website city.kitakyushu.jp

Kitakyushu (北九州市 Kitakyūshū-shi?, lit. "North Kyushu") is a ceety locatit in Fukuoka Prefectur, Kyushu, Japan.

Wards[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kitakyushu haes seven wards (ku):

Name Japanese Area (km²)
Japan WardColour 100x80x0.png Kokurakita-ku
(administrative center)
小倉北区 39.27
Japan WardColour 20x80x40.png Kokuraminami-ku 小倉南区 170.25
Japan WardColour 100x40x100.png Moji-ku 門司区 73.37
Japan WardColour 100x0x0.png Tobata-ku 戸畑区 16.66
Japan WardColour 0x40x100.png Yahatahigashi-ku 八幡東区 36.36
Japan WardColour 60x80x0.png Yahatanishi-ku 八幡西区 83.04
Japan WardColour 100x40x0.png Wakamatsu-ku 若松区 67.86

The ceety o Nakama wis tae acome the aicht ward o Kitakyushu in 2005 (tae be cried Nakama-ku). Houever, the planned merger wis rejectit on December 24, 2004 bi Nakama's ceety cooncil, despite havin been initiated bi Nakama ceety.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kokura Prefectur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kokura Prefectur wis foondit separately frae Fukuoka Prefectur in 1871 when the clan seestem wis abolished. The auld widen-built Kokura Prefectural Office is still staundin, an is bein restored. It is opposite Riverwalk Kitakyūshū. In 1876, Kokura Prefectur wis absorbed bi Fukuoka Prefectur. The ceety o Kokura wis foondit in 1900.

Warld War II[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kokura wis the primary tairget o the nuclear weapon "Fat Man" on August 9, 1945. Major Charles Sweeney haed orders tae drop the bomb visually, but aw three attempts failed due tae clouds an smoke frae Yahata, which is locatit only 7 km wast o Kokura an haed air raids on the previous day, preventin Sweeney frae identifyin the tairget clearly. The bomb wis ultimately dropped on the ceety o Nagasaki, the seicondary tairget, at 11:02 JST.

Ceety o Kitakyushu[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety o Kitakyushu wis foondit on Februar 10, 1963 an wis designatit on Aprile 1, 1963 bi govrenment ordinance. The ceety wis born frae the merger o five municipalities (Moji, Kokura, Tobata, Yahata an Wakamatsu) centered aroond the auncient feudal ceety o Kokura. The ceety's seembol mark is a flouer wi the character "north" ( kita?) in the middle an five petals representin the five touns which merged.

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