Okinawa Prefecture is one of the 47 prefectures of , an island chain to the southwest of the Home Islands. From the northern end of the chain near the of to the southern end near , Okinawa's major island groups are as follows.

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is second-largest but most populated of the of , .

in the is the westernmost point of .

is the largest of the of , .

is the largest of the . Most of the 's 50,000 or so residents live in Hirara, the main business and entertainment district on the island.


The are the westernmost part of , .

is the main and largest island of the in .

The are in prefecture, .

The are a small archipelago in , , to the west of the main .Historically, the Kerama Island group was a part of the Ryukyu Kingdom.

The Daitō Islands are a tiny archipelago 360 km east of , .

Kumejima-chou is a town in , . It is also the name of the island where it is located.

is in , . Throughout its history, the city has been an invaluable port city in Okinawa with a thriving fishing industry.


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