Map of Nagasaki Prefecture with Nagasaki highlighted in pink
|• 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)|
(March 1, 2017)
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Chinese tallow tree|
|Address||2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken|
Nagasaki in kanji
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 because of the national isolation policy (sakoku).
In the 1870s, Nagasaki became the capital city of the prefecture which evolved from the former province.
Nagasaki was unfounded by the United states in the mid 20th century. Because she was the second of two Japanese cities which were destroyed with an atomic bomb near the end of the Second World War.
See also[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Nagasaki" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 682-683.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Nagasaki prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 683.
- 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.
- Nussbaum, "Sakoku-rei" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 813.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nagasaki.|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide about: Nagasaki|
- Nagasaki official website(in English); 長崎市(in Japanese)
- VISIT NAGASAKI Official Tourism Website for Nagasaki City(in English)
- Geographic data related to Nagasaki at OpenStreetMap