In 1908, Okinawa Prefecture established the villages of Goeku and Misato. During the occupation of Japan, the U.S. military government established the city of Koza (コザ市, Koza-shi) in Goeku.
In 1974, the city of Okinawa was created by the merger of Misato and Koza.
the city of Okinawa is located in the central part of the island of Okinawa. It is about 20 km north of Naha.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Okinawa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 746.
- "Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan" at GlobalSecurity.org; retreived 2013-2-26.
Media related to Okinawa, Okinawa at Wikimedia Commons
- http://www02.bbc.city.okinawa.okinawa.jp/english/english-index.html Archived 2004-08-05 at the Wayback Machine; (in Japanese)
- Geographic data related to Okinawa (city) at OpenStreetMap