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Okinawa Prefecture Municipalities

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Municipalities of Okinawa.

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by Philbert Ono

As of March 31, 2006, Okinawa has 11 cities (-shi; 市), 11 towns (-cho; 町), and 19 villages (-mura; 村).

Cities

The major cities are Naha (capital), Nago, Okinawa city, Urasoe, and Ishigaki. *Asterisked sites are in English.

  • Ginowan () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Ishigaki () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Itoman () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Miyakojima () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Nago () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Naha () - Prefectural capital. Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Nanjo () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Okinawa city () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Tomigusuku () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Urasoe () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Uruma () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]

Towns and Villages

Towns (-cho; 町) and villages (-mura; 村) are grouped into non-administrative counties (-gun; 郡). *Asterisked sites are in English.

  • Kunigami-gun () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Ginoza-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Higashi-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Ie-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Kin-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Kunigami-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Motobu-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Nakijin-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • On'na-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Oogimi-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Miyako-gun () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Tarama-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Shimajiri-gun () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Aguni-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Haebaru-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Iheya-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Izena-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Kitadaitou-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Kumejima-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Minamidaito-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Tokashiki-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Tonaki-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Yaese-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Yonabaru-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
    • Zamami-cho () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]
  • Yaeyama-gun () - Train stations: JR | Photos | [http Official site]

Municipal Mergers

On March 31, 2002, Okinawa had 10 cities (-shi; 市), 16 towns (-cho; 町), and 27 villages (-mura; 村). By March 31, 2006, this changed to 11 cities, 11 towns, and 19 villages. Heisei Municipal Mergers between April 1, 1999 and March 31, 2006 are as follows:

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