Coordinates: 33°53′N 130°53′E / 33.883°N 130.883°E / 33.883; 130.883
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City of Kitakyushu
Flag of City of Kitakyushu
Official seal of City of Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu is northern city in Kyushu.
Kitakyushu is northern city in Kyushu.
Seven wards of Kitakyushu.
Seven wards of Kitakyushu.
Coordinates: 33°53′N 130°53′E / 33.883°N 130.883°E / 33.883; 130.883
SettledFebruary 10, 1963
 • MayorKenji Kitahashi
 • Total487.71 km2 (188.31 sq mi)
 (June 1, 2008)
 • Total985,016
 • Density2,019.68/km2 (5,231.1/sq mi)
 Calculated population
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)

Kitakyūshū (北九州市, Kitakyūshū-shi, meaning "Northern Kyūshū") is a city designated by government ordinance in Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan. It was known as a region before neighboring cities grew together.[1]

It is a very important industrial city.[2] It has steel factories, coal mines and car factories.

In Japan, it is an important city in reducing pollution.[3] It also has an important recycling facility.

Kitakyūshū has a population of almost one million people.[2]

It is on the main Shinkansen line between Fukuoka and Tokyo.

History[change | change source]

The city was named Kitakyūshū in 1963, after five cities were made into one.[2] These cities were Moji, Tobata, Yahata, Kokura and Wakamatsu.[1]

Wards[change | change source]

Kitakyūshū has seven wards (ku):

Area (km2)
Kokura Kita-ku 小倉北区 39.27
Kokura Minami-ku 小倉南区 170.25
Moji-ku 門司区 73.37
Tobata-ku 戸畑区 16.66
Yahata Higashi-ku 八幡東区 36.36
Yahata Nishi-ku 八幡西区 83.04
Wakamatsu-ku 若松区 67.86

Sister cities[change | change source]

Education[change | change source]

Research institutes and graduate schools[change | change source]

  • Kitakyushu Science and Research Park(北九州学術研究都市)
    • Fukuoka University Institute for Recycling & Environmental Control System(福岡大学大学院工学研究科 資源循環・環境制御システム研究所)
    • Graduate School of Life Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology(九州工業大学 大学院生命体工学研究科)
    • The Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems/Information, Production and Systems Research Center, Waseda University(早稲田大学大学院 情報生産システム研究科 情報生産システム研究センター)

Universities and colleges[change | change source]

National University
Public universities
Private Universities

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kita-Kyūshū" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 530.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kumssa, Asfaw. (2001). New Regional Development Paradigms, p. 113.
  3. Cruz, Wilfrido et al. (1998) Urban and Industrial Management in Developing Countries, p. 5.

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