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.


is the main and largest island of the in .

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.


  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 1,450,000
  • Latitude of center: 26.1813° or 26° 10' 52.8" north
  • Longitude of center: 127.7216° or 127° 43' 17.6" east
  • Elevation: 83 meters (272 feet)
  • Neighbors:
  • GeoNames ID: 1854345

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: Okinawa
  • French: Préfecture dOkinawa
  • German: Okinawa
  • 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
  • Japanese: おきなわけん
  • Japanese: オキナワ
  • Japanese: オキナワケン
  • Japanese: 沖縄
  • Japanese: 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
  • Portuguese: 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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