Naha, Okinawa

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Naha
那覇
Naafa
Core ceety
那覇市 · Naha Ceety
Frae top left: Shuri Castle, Shureimon, Kokusai dōri, Kinjocho Ishidatami-michi, Central Naha

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Location o Naha in Okinawa
Naha, Okinawa is located in Japan
Naha
Naha
 
Coordinates: 26°12′44″N 127°40′45″E / 26.21222°N 127.67917°E / 26.21222; 127.67917
Kintra Japan
Region Kyūshū (Ryukyu)
Prefectur Okinawa
Government
 • Mayor Takeshi Onaga (翁長雄志 Onaga Takeshi?)
Area
 • Total 38.99 km2 (15.05 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2009)
 • Total 317,906
 • Density 8,153.53/km2 (21,117.5/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Staundart Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Fukugi
- Flouer Bougainvillea
Phone number (098) 867-0111
Address Naha-shi, Izumizaki 1-1-1
900-8585
Website Naha official website in Japanese

Naha (那覇市 Naha-shi?, Okinawan: Naafa) is the caipital ceety o the Japanese prefectur o Okinawa.

Naha is a coastal ceety locatit on the East Cheenae Sea coast o the soothren pairt o Okinawa Island, the lairgest o Okinawa Prefectur. The modren ceety wis offeecially foondit on 20 Mey 1921, but prior tae that Naha haed awready been for centuries ane o the maist important an populous steids in Okinawa.

Naha is the poleetical, economic an educational center o Okinawa Prefectur. In the medieval an early modren periods,[1] it wis the commercial center o the Ryūkyū Kinrick an aw.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Shureimon in Naha

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Naha is twinned wi:[2]

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  1. Specifically, the medieval period o Okinawan history, referred tae as ko-ryūkyū (古琉球, lit. "Auld Ryukyu") in Japanese, extends frae roughly the 12t century till the Invasion o Ryukyu bi Japanese forces in 1609. The early modren period extends frae that year till roughly 1879, the year the Ryukyu Kinrick wis abolished an replacit wi Okinawa Prefectur.
  2. Naha Sister Cities
  3. Prefeitura.Sp - Descentralized Cooperation
  4. International Relations - São Paulo City Hall - Official Sister Cities

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