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Core city
Nagasaki City
TowerCity-Nagasaki.jpg Western Style Houses at Higashiyamate Nagasaki Japan05s3.jpg
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Nagasaki City view from Hamahira01s3.jpg
Flag of Nagasaki
Official seal of Nagasaki
City of Peace
Naples of the Orient
Map of Nagasaki Prefecture with Nagasaki highlighted in pink
Map of Nagasaki Prefecture with Nagasaki highlighted in pink
Nagasaki is located in Japan
Coordinates: 32°47′N 129°52′E / 32.783°N 129.867°E / 32.783; 129.867Coordinates: 32°47′N 129°52′E / 32.783°N 129.867°E / 32.783; 129.867
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Nagasaki Prefecture
District n/a
 • Mayor Tomihisa Taue (2007-)
 • Total 406.35 km2 (156.89 sq mi)
 • Land 241.20 km2 (93.13 sq mi)
 • Water 165.15 km2 (63.76 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2017)
 • Total 425,723
 • Density 1,047.676/km2 (2,713.47/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Chinese tallow tree
- Flower Hydrangea
Phone number 095-825-5151
Address 2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken
Nagasaki waterfront on the harbor

Nagasaki (長崎市, Nagasaki-shi) is the capital city of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan.[1]

Nagasaki is in the southwest of the island Kyushu.[2]

It has been recognized as a core city since 1997.[3]

History[change | change source]

During the Edo period, Nagasaki was the only port in which trade with other countries was permitted[1] because of the national isolation policy (sakoku).[4]

In the 1870's, Nagasaki became the capital city of the prefecture which evolved from the former province.

Nagasaki was the second of two Japanese cities which were destroyed with an atomic bomb near the end of the Second World War.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Nagasaki" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 682-683.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Nagasaki prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 683.
  3. 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.
  4. Nussbaum, "Sakoku-rei" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 813.

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