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Prefecture of Okinawa, Japan

Location of prefecture of Okinawa on a map

Okinawa is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 1,318,281 people, it is the 32nd largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Okinawa gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Okinawa is lead by Takeshi Onagaand is based in the prefecture capital of Naha (Population: 300,795).

The most populous cities in Okinawa are: Naha-shi (Population: 300,795), Okinawa (Population: 125,483), Ginowan (Population: 91,800), Gushikawa (Population: 65,251), Nago (Population: 59,587).

Okinawa Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_47
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Naha-shi (Population: 300,795)
Head of Government Takeshi Onaga
Total Population 1,318,281
Total Area 2,271 sq km (877 sq miles)
Population Density 580.5 sq km (1,503.4 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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