Okinawa Island

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Native name: 沖縄
LocationPaceefic Ocean
Coordinates26°28′46″N 127°55′40″E / 26.47944°N 127.92778°E / 26.47944; 127.92778
AirchipelagaeOkinawa Islands
Aurie1,206.96 km2 (466.01 sq mi)
as o 1 October 2015[1]
PrefecturOkinawa Prefectur
Lairgest settlementNaha (pop. 321,077)
Population1,301,462 (Dec. 2014)
Pop. density1,083.6 /km2 (2,806.5 /sq mi)

Okinawa Island (沖縄本島, Okinawa-hontō, alternatively 沖縄島 Okinawa-jima; Okinawan: 沖縄/うちなー Uchinaa or 地下/じじ jiji;[2] Kunigami: ふちなー Huchináa) is the lairgest o the Okinawa Islands an the Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands o Japan.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Island Area - Statistical reports on the land area by prefectures and municipalities in Japan as of 2015" (PDF) (in Japanese). Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. 1 October 2015. p. 105. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  2. 語彙詳細―首里・那覇方言. Okinawa Center of Language Study. Retrieved on 2014-12-02.

Coordinates: 26°30′N 127°56′E / 26.500°N 127.933°E / 26.500; 127.933