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Chatan
Chatan

Chatan (北谷町, Chatan-chō, Okinawan: Chatan) is a town located in Nakagami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of October 2016 the town had an estimated population of 28,578 and the density of 2,100 per km².

Chinen, Okinawa
Chinen, Okinawa

Chinen (知念村, Chinen-son) was a village located in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the village had an estimated population of 5,947 and a density of 602.53 persons per km². The total area was 9.87 km².

Ginowan
Ginowan

Ginowan is located in the south of Okinawa, and sits on the western coast of the island along the East China Sea. The city sits on gently-sloping coastal terrace composed of Ryukyuan limestone. 38% of the city is occupied by military bases used by the United States.

Ginoza, Okinawa,
Ginoza, Okinawa,

www.vill.ginoza.okinawa.jp (in Japanese) Ginoza (宜野座村, Ginoza-son, Okinawan: Jinuza) is a village located in Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2013 the village had a population of 5,544 and a population density of 180 persons per km 2.

Hateruma
Hateruma

Hateruma (波照間島; Hateruma-jima; Yaeyama: Hatirooma Okinawan: Hatiruma) is an island in the Yaeyama District of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Part of the town Taketomi, it is the southern-most inhabited island in Japan at 24°2’25” north latitude, 123°47’16” east longitude.

Higashi, Okinawa
Higashi, Okinawa

Higashi (東村, Higashi-son, Okinawan: Agarijima (東島)) is a village located in Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2016, the village has an estimated population of 1,683 and a population density of 21 persons per km².

Ie, Okinawa
Ie, Okinawa

The Village of Ie covers the entirety of Ie Island, and is located to the northwest of Okinawa Island off the Motobu Peninsula. The village is connected to Okinawa via ferry service. History. The Village of Ie was the site of intense fighting during World War II in the Battle of Okinawa.

Iriomote Island
Iriomote Island

Iriomote Island (西表島, Iriomote-jima, Yaeyama: Irïmutii; Okinawan: Iriumuti) is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands and the second largest in Okinawa Prefecture after Okinawa Island itself. The island has an area of 289.27 km² and a 2005 population of 2347.

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Ishigaki
Ishigaki

Ishigaki (石垣市, Ishigaki-shi, Yaeyama: Ishangya) is a city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It includes Ishigaki island and the disputed Senkaku Islands territory. The city is the political, cultural, and economic center of the Yaeyama Islands.

Ishigaki, Okinawa
Ishigaki, Okinawa

Ishigaki (石垣市, Ishigaki-shi, Yaeyama: Ishangya) is a city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It includes Ishigaki island and the disputed Senkaku Islands territory. The city is the political, cultural, and economic center of the Yaeyama Islands. New Ishigaki Airport serves the city.

Itoman
Itoman

Itoman (糸満市, Itoman-shi, Okinawan: イチマン Ichiman or イチュマン Ichuman) is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The city sits at the southern tip of Okinawa Island. As of April 2013, the city has an estimated population of 59,605 and a population density of 1,335.53 persons per km².

Kadena
Kadena

Kadena Air Base (嘉手納飛行場, Kadena Hikōjō), (IATA: DNA, ICAO: RODN) is a United States Air Force base in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Kin
Kin

www.town.kin.okinawa.jp (in Japanese) Kin (金武町, Kin-chō, Kunigami & Okinawan: Chin) is a town located in Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. In October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 11,259 and a density of 300 persons per km 2.

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Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa
Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa

Kitanakagusuku (北中城村, Kitanakagusuku-son) Okinawan: キタナカグシク, translit. Kitanakagushiku}} is a village located in Nakagami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2016, the village has an estimated population of 16,040 and the density of 1,400 persons per km². The total area is 11.53 km².

Kohama Island
Kohama Island

Kohama Island (小浜島), a remote island in Okinawa, is one of the best hidden resort islands in Japan, located at the center of Yaeyama Islands. The island is relatively small but the best place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of city’s life.

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Kumejima
Kumejima

Kumejima (久米島町, Kumejima-chō, Okinawan: Kumishima) is a town located in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The town consists of the islands of Kume, Ōjima, Ōhajima, Torishima, and Iōtorishima. Among the islands, only Kumejima and Ōjima are populated. Kumejima is located approximately 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Naha.

Kunigami District, Okinawa
Kunigami District, Okinawa

Kunigami (国頭村, Kunigami-son, Kunigami: Kunzan, Okinawan: Kunjan) is a village in Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It occupies the north tip of Okinawa Island, with the East China Sea to the west, Pacific Ocean to the east, and villages of Higashi and Ōgimi to the south.

Kunigami, Okinawa
Kunigami, Okinawa

Kunigami (国頭村, Kunigami-son, Kunigami: Kunzan, Okinawan: Kunjan) is a village in Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It occupies the north tip of Okinawa Island, with the East China Sea to the west, Pacific Ocean to the east, and villages of Higashi and Ōgimi to the south.

Kuroshima
Kuroshima

Kuroshima (黒島; Yaeyama: Fishiima Okinawan: Kurushima), also known as "Kuro Island", is an island in Taketomi Town, Okinawa, part of the Yaeyama archipelago. The island has the approximate shape of a heart symbol when viewed from the air, and is marketed as "Heart Island".

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Miyakojima
Miyakojima

www.city.miyakojima.lg.jp (in Japanese) Miyakojima (宮古島市, Miyakojima-shi, Miyako: Myaaku, Okinawan: Naaku) is a city jurisdiction located on several islands in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The modern city of Miyakojima was established on October 1, 2005, from the merger of the old city of Hirara, the towns of Gusukube, Irabu and Shimoji, and the village of Ueno (all from Miyako District). As a result of the merger, Miyako District only has one remaining village.

Motobu
Motobu

www.town.motobu.okinawa.jp (in Japanese) Motobu (本部町, Motobu-chō, Kunigami and Okinawan: Mutubu) is a town located in Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of October 2016, the town has an estimated population of 13,441 and a density of 250 persons per km 2.

Nago
Nago

Nago (名護市, Nago-shi, Okinawan: ナグ Nagu, Kunigami: ナグー Naguu) is a city located in the northern part of Okinawa Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of December 2012, the city has an estimated population of 61,659 and a population density of 288 persons per km 2.

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Naha
Naha

Naha (那覇市, Naha-shi, Japanese: , Okinawan: Naafa) is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture, the southernmost prefecture of Japan. As of December 2012, the city has an estimated population of 321,467 and a population density of 8,244.46 persons per km².

Nakagusuku, Okinawa
Nakagusuku, Okinawa

www.vill.nakagusuku.okinawa.jp in Japanese Nakagusuku (中城村, Nakagusuku-son, Okinawan: Nakagushiku) is a village located in Nakagami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2016, the village has an estimated population of 20,030 and a density of 1,300 persons per km².

Nakijin
Nakijin

www.nakijin.jp Nakijin (今帰仁村, Nakijin-son, Kunigami: Nachizin, Okinawan: Nachijin) is a village located in Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the village has an estimated population of 9,529 and a population density of 239.00 persons per km².

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Nanjo
Nanjo

www.city.nanjo.okinawa.jp (in Japanese) Nanjō city hall Nanjō (南城市, Nanjō-shi, Okinawan: Nangushiku) is a city located in the southern part of Okinawa Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Okinawa
Okinawa

Okinawa is a city found in Okinawa, Japan. It is located 26.34 latitude and 127.80 longitude and it is situated at elevation 112 meters above sea level. Okinawa has a population of 125,483 making it the 2nd biggest city in Okinawa.

Okinawa Islands
Okinawa Islands

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; Kunigami: ふちなー Fuchináa) is the largest of the Okinawa Islands and the Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands of Japan.

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Onna, Okinawa
Onna, Okinawa

Onna (恩納村, Onna-son, Okinawan: Unna) is a village located in Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2013, the village had an estimated population of 10,443 and a population density of 210 persons per km².

Shimoji-Shima
Shimoji-Shima

Shimoji-shima (下地島) is one of the Miyako Islands, a part of the Ryukyu Islands. The island is administered by Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Shimoji-shima is included within the Irabu Prefectural Natural Park and is the main setting for the anime series Stratos 4.

Taketomi
Taketomi

Taketomi (竹富町, Taketomi-chō, Yaeyama: Teedun, Okinawan: Dakidun) is a town located in Yaeyama District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The town includes all of the islands in the Yaeyama Islands excluding Ishigaki, Yonaguni, and the Senkaku Islands.

Tamagusuku, Okinawa
Tamagusuku, Okinawa

Tamagusuku (玉城村, Tamagusuku-son) was a village located in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.. As of 2003, the village had an estimated population of 10,486 and a density of 621.58 persons per km².

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Tokashiki Island
Tokashiki Island

Tokashiki Island is located 32 km west of Naha and is the largest island in the Kerama region. There are 10 large and small uninhabited islands such as Mae Island, Kamiyama Island, Nagannu Island, Kuro Island, Gishibu Island and so on around Tokashiki Island and the island is known as a world-famous diving spot.

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Tomigusuku
Tomigusuku

Tomigusuku (豊見城市, Tomigusuku-shi, Okinawan: トゥミグシク, translit. Tumigushiku) is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. As of 2012, the city has an estimated population of 60,004 and a population density of 3117 persons per km². The total area is 19.25 km².

Urasoe
Urasoe

Urasoe (浦添市, Urasoe-shi, Okinawan: Urashii) is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The neighboring municipalities are Naha to the south, Ginowan to the north, and Nishihara to the east.

Uruma
Uruma

Uruma (うるま市, Uruma-shi) is a city located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The modern city of Uruma was established on April 1, 2005, when the cities of Gushikawa and Ishikawa were merged with the towns of Katsuren and Yonashiro (both from Nakagami District).

Yaese
Yaese

www.town.yaese.okinawa.jp Yaese (八重瀬町, Yaese-chō) is a town located in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Yaese was formed on January 1, 2006 by a merger between the town of Kochinda and the village of Gushikami.

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Yaeyama District, Okinawa
Yaeyama District, Okinawa

Yaeyama (八重山郡, Yaeyama-gun, Yaeyama: Yaima, Okinawan: Eema) is a district located in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The district covers all of the Yaeyama Islands except Ishigaki and the disputed Senkaku Islands. As of 2003, the district has an estimated population of 5,579 and the density of 15.37 persons per km².

Yomitan
Yomitan

Yomitan was the initial site of fighting on Okinawa Island during World War II. Zakimi Castle was used as a gun emplacement by the Japanese military. The Hija River, between Yomitan and then-Chatan (Kadena area), was the site of the initial landing of the Allied forces in the Battle of Okinawa.

Yonaguni
Yonaguni

Yonaguni (与那国町, Yonaguni-chō, Yonaguni: Dunan, Yaeyama: Yunōn, Okinawan: Yunaguni) is a town located entirely on Yonaguni Island in Yaeyama District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the westernmost municipality in Japan, and is known for billfish fishing and as a diving spot.

Zamami Island
Zamami Island

www.vill.zamami.okinawa.jp Zamami (座間味村, Zamami-son, Okinawan: Kushigiruma (後慶留間)) is a village located in Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The village consists of more than 20 islands approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of the prefectural capital of Naha.