Ōita (city)

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Ōita skyline with a view of the bay

Ōita (大分市, Ōita-shi) is the capital city of Ōita Prefecture.[1]

It has been recognized as a core city since 1997.[2]

History[change | change source]

In the 16th century, Ōita became a center for trade with the Portuguese.[1]

Some famous places in Nishinomiya are Koshien Stadium, where the professional baseball team the Hanshin Tigers play, and Nishinomiya Gardens.

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Geography[change | change source]

Ōita is on Beppu Bay in northeast Kyushu.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Ōita" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 742.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.
  3. Nussbaum, "Ōita-ken" at p. 742.

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