Okinawa Prefectur

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Okinawa Prefectur
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 沖縄県
 • Rōmaji Okinawa-ken
Okinawan transcription(s)
 • Okinawan ウチナー県
 • Rōmaji Uchinaa-ken

Seembol o Okinawa Prefectur
Kintra Japan
Region Kyūshū
Island Okinawa
Caipital Naha
Government
 • Govrenor Hirokazu Nakaima
Area
 • Total 2,271.30 km2 (876.95 sq mi)
Area rank 44t
Population (December 1, 2008)
 • Total 1,379,338
 • Rank 32nd
 • Density 606/km2 (1,570/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-47
Destricts 5
Municipalities 41
Flower Deigo (Erythrina variegata)
Tree Pinus luchuensis (ryūkyūmatsu)
Bird Okinawa woodpecker (Sapheopipo noguchii)
Fish Banana Fish (Caesio diagramma,"Takasago", "Gurukun")
Website www.pref.okinawa.jp/
english/

Okinawa Prefectur (沖縄県 Japanese: Okinawa-ken?, Okinawan: Uchinaa-ken) is ane o Japan's soothren prefecturs.[1] It consists o hunders o the Ryukyu Islands in a chain ower 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) lang, which extends soothwast frae Kyūshū (the soothwastmaist o Japan's main fower islands) tae Taiwan. Okinawa's caipital, Naha, is locatit in the soothren pairt o Okinawa Island.[2] The disputit Senkaku Islands (Mandarin: Diaoyu Islands) are admeenistered as pairt o Okinawa Prefectur.

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  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Okinawa-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 746-747 at Google Books.
  2. Nussbaum, "Naha" in p. 686 at Google Books.

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Coordinates: 26°30′N 128°0′E / 26.500°N 128.000°E / 26.500; 128.000