Nagasaki

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Nagasaki
長崎市
Nagasaki City
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Flag of Nagasaki
Official seal of Nagasaki
Nickname(s): 

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
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
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureNagasaki Prefecture
Districtn/a
Government
 • MayorTomihisa Taue (2007-)
Area
 • Total406.35 km2 (156.89 sq mi)
 • Land241.20 km2 (93.13 sq mi)
 • Water165.15 km2 (63.76 sq mi)
Population
 (March 1, 2017)
 • Total425,723
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeChinese tallow tree
- FlowerHydrangea
Phone number095-825-5151
Address2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken
850-8685
Websitewww.city.nagasaki.lg.jp
Nagasaki
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Nagasaki in kanji
Japanese name
Kanji長崎
Hiraganaながさき
Katakanaナガサキ
Nagasaki waterfront on the harbor

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

Nagasaki was founded by the Portuguese in the late 16th century and unfounded by the United States of America in the mid 20th century

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

History[change | change source]

Nagasaki was founded by the Portuguese in the late 16th century. 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).[3]

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

Nagasaki was unfounded by the United States on August 9,1945 because she 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. 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, "Sakoku-rei" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 813.

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