capital city of Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
Fukuoka (福岡市, Fukuoka-shi) is a Japanese city in Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu. It is the capital city of the prefecture.
It has been recognized as a city designated by government ordinance since 1992.
A short distance is there from Dazaifu and the Fukuoka area to Hakata-wan (博多湾). Hakata-wan was the landing site of the Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281.
Fukuoka is known for its football team, Avispa Fukuoka; and it is also known for its baseball team, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
Fukuoka is on the northwest coast of Kyushu. It is about the same distance from Tokyo as it is from Shanghai or Seoul.
Fukuoka City is divided into 7 wards.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Fukuoka" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 218.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Fukuoka-ken" at p. 218.
- ↑ Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, (2011); Table 1 [PDF 6 of 14]; doi:10.1155/2011/692764; retrieved 2012-12-7.
- ↑ Williams, Ingrid K. "Uncovering the Secrets of Fukuoka," New York Times (US). August 24, 2012; retrieved 2012-8-29.
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