Naha

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Naha
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Central Naha
Japanese name
Hiraganaなは
Katakanaナハ
Kyūjitai那霸
Shinjitai那覇
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Naha (那覇市, Naha-shi, Okinawan: Naafa) is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan.[1]

Naha is in the southern part of the largest island in the Ryukyu Island archipelago.[2]

History[change | change source]

Once the capital of Ryukyu Kingdom was situated and its palace Shurijo rest. In 1879, Okinawa Prefecture was established; and Naha was made its capital city.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Naha" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 686.
  2. Nussbaum, "Okinawa-ken" at p. 746.

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Coordinates: 26°12′44″N 127°40′45″E / 26.21222°N 127.67917°E / 26.21222; 127.67917