Okinawa Prefectur

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Okinawa Prefecture

沖縄県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese沖縄県
 • RōmajiOkinawa-ken
Okinawan transcription(s)
 • Okinawanウチナー県
 • RōmajiUchinaa-ken
Offeecial logo o Okinawa Prefecture
Seembol
Location of Okinawa Prefecture
KintraJapan
RegionKyūshū
IslandOkinawa
CaipitalNaha
Govrenment
 • GovrenorHirokazu Nakaima
Area
 • Total2,271.30 km2 (876.95 sq mi)
Aurie rank44t
Population
 (December 1, 2008)
 • Tot1,379,338
 • Rank32nd
 • Density606/km2 (1,570/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-47
Destricts5
Municipalities41
FlouerDeigo (Erythrina variegata)
TreePinus luchuensis (ryūkyūmatsu)
BirdOkinawa woodpecker (Sapheopipo noguchii)
FishBanana Fish (Caesio diagramma,"Takasago", "Gurukun")
Wabsteidwww.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