Okinawa

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Okinawa is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, an island chain to the southwest of the Home Islands. The name Okinawa means "rope in the open sea", a fairly apt description of this long stretch of islands between the main islands of Japan and Taiwan.

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Ishigaki is second-largest but most populated of the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, Japan.
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Yonaguni in the Yaeyama Islands is the westernmost point of Japan. Also known as Dunan in the local language, Yonaguni is a tiny speck of an island with a population of less than 2,000, located 125 km from Taiwan and 127 km from Ishigaki.
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Iriomote is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, Japan. While the second-largest of all Okinawa islands in size, Iriomote's population is barely over 2,000 and visitors, at over 150,000 a year, outnumber residents by almost 100:1.

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The Yaeyama Islands are the westernmost part of Okinawa, Japan.
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Okinawa Island is the main and largest island of the Okinawa Prefecture in Japan.
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The Miyako Islands are in Okinawa prefecture, Japan. Miyako, while being a high traffic tourist destination for Japanese tourists, is farther off the radar from the international traveler.

The Daitō Islands are a tiny archipelago 360 km east of Okinawa Island, Japan.
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The Kerama Islands are a small archipelago in Okinawa, Japan, to the west of the main Okinawa Island.Historically, the Kerama Island group was a part of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
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Kumejima-chou is a town in Okinawa, Japan. It is also the name of the island where it is located.
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Itoman is in Okinawa, Japan. Throughout its history, the city has been an invaluable port city in Okinawa with a thriving fishing industry.
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Okinawa

  • Location:  , ,
  • Population:  1,440,000
  • Latitude of center:  26° 10' 52.8" (26.1813°) north
  • Longitude of center:  127° 43' 17.6" (127.7216°) east
  • Average elevation:  83 meters (272 feet)
  • Neighbors:  Kagoshima
  • Wikidata:  Okinawa
  • DMOZ Open Directory:  Okinawa
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Okinawa prefecture

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Other Names for Okinawa

  • Achinese:  Prefektur Okinawa
  • Arabic:  أوكيناوا
  • Armenian:  Օկինավա
  • Azerbaijani:  Okinava
  • Belarusian:  Прэфектура Акінава
  • Bulgarian:  Окинава
  • Catalan:  Prefectura dOkinawa
  • Central Bikol:  Prepektura kan Okinawa
  • Central Khmer:  ខេត្តអូគីណាវ៉ា
  • Central Kurdish:  ئۆکیناوا
  • Chinese:  沖繩縣
  • Czech:  Prefektura Okinawa
  • Danish:  Okinawa-præfekturet
  • English:  Okinawa Prefecture
  • Esperanto:  Gubernio Okinavo
  • Estonian:  Okinawa prefektuur
  • Finnish:  Okinawan prefektuuri
  • French:  Préfecture dOkinawa
  • German:  Präfektur Okinawa
  • Hakka Chinese:  Tshûng-shîn-yen
  • Hebrew:  אוקינאווה
  • Iloko:  Prepektura ti Okinawa
  • Indonesian:  Prefektur Okinawa
  • Irish:  Maoracht Okinawa
  • Italian:  Prefettura di Okinawa
  • Japanese:  おきなわ, おきなわけん, オキナワ, オキナワケン, 沖縄, 沖縄県
  • Javanese:  Préfèktur Okinawa
  • Korean:  오키나와 현
  • Latvian:  Okinavas prefektūra
  • Literary Chinese:  沖繩縣
  • Lithuanian:  Okinavos prefektūra
  • Macedonian:  Окинава
  • Malay (macrolanguage):  Wilayah Okinawa
  • Marathi:  ओकिनावा
  • Mazanderani:  اکیناوا
  • Min Dong Chinese:  Okinawa-gâing
  • Min Nan Chinese:  Okinawa-koān
  • Northern Sami:  Okinawa prefektuvra
  • Persian:  استان اوکیناوا
  • Polish:  Prefektura Okinawa
  • Romanian:  Prefectura Okinawa
  • Russian:  Окинава
  • Scots:  Okinawa Prefectur
  • Serbian:  Префектура Окинава
  • Serbo-Croatian:  Prefektura Okinava
  • Spanish:  Prefectura de Okinawa
  • Sundanese:  Okinawa Prefecture
  • Swahili (macrolanguage):  Mkoa wa Okinawa
  • Swedish:  Okinawa prefektur
  • Tagalog:  Prepektura ng Okinawa
  • Tajik:  Префектураи Окинава
  • Tamil:  ஓக்கினாவா மாகாணம்
  • Thai:  จังหวัดโอะกินะวะ
  • Ukrainian:  Префектура Окінава
  • Urdu:  اوکیناوا پریفیکچر
  • Western Panjabi:  ضلع اوکیناوا
  • Yue Chinese:  沖繩縣
  • Okinawa Ken
  • Okinawa-ken

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