(Japanese: North Kyushu), city, Fukuoka ken (prefecture), Kyushu, Japan, on the Shimonoseki and Tsushima straits. It was created in 1963 by the amalgamation of the cities of Wakamatsu, Yawata (Yahata), Tobata, Kokura, and Moji, which now form the five wards of the 180-sq-mi (466-sq-km) city. Part of its long coastline is included in the Inland Sea National Park.

      Kita-Kyūshū is one of Japan's leading manufacturing centres and is the one in which heavy industry is most prominent. The industrial nucleus, Yawata, specializes in iron and steel, heavy chemicals, cement, and glass. Wakamatsu produces metals, machinery, ships, and chemicals and is a major coal port for northern Kyushu. Tobata is one of the main deep-sea fishing bases of western Japan, has a large output of cotton textiles, and contains numerous metal industries. Kokura, a former arsenal town, specializes in iron and steel and machinery. Moji contains the city's major port facilities; it is a coal-shipping and fishing port and has oil-storage facilities.

      Most of Kita-Kyūshū's urbanized area is on reclaimed coastland. Two undersea tunnels link the city with Shimonoseki, Honshu. The Wakato Grand Bridge spans the central industrial zone. Pop. (2005) 993,525.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Kita Kyushu Youth Hostel Guesthouse Aloha Spirit — (Китакюсю,Япония) Категория отеля: 1 звездочный отель Адрес …   Каталог отелей

  • Kita-Kyushu Yahata Royal Hotel — (Китакюсю,Япония) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 805 0002 Фук …   Каталог отелей

  • Toyoko Inn Kita-Kyushu Kuko — (Китакюсю,Япония) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 800 0306 Фукуока, Кит …   Каталог отелей

  • Kyushu — /kee ooh shooh/; Japn. /kyooh shoo/, n. an island in SW Japan. 13,600,200; 15,750 sq. mi. (40,793 sq. km). Also, Kiushu. * * * Island (pop., 2001 est.: 13,454,000), southernmost of Japan s four main islands. Located off the eastern coast of Asia …   Universalium

  • Kyūshū-Autobahn — Autobahn bei Kumamoto Länge: 34 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kita-Osaka Kyūkō Railway — Kitakyu 8000 series train Senri Chuo Station …   Wikipedia

  • Northern Kyūshū — ▪ region, Japan Japanese  Kita kyūshū,         industrial region of southwestern Japan, centring on the city and port of Kita Kyūshū and bounded by the Gen Sea to the northwest and the Inland Sea to the east. The region is drained by the Onga,… …   Universalium

  • Minami-Kyūshū Expressway — 南九州西回り自動車道 …   Wikipedia

  • Nishi-Kyūshū Line — MR 600 series diesel railcar Overview Type Heavy rail Locale Kyūsh …   Wikipedia

  • Kokura Kita-ku, Kitakyūshū — nihongo|Kokura Kita ward|小倉北区|Kokura Kita ku is a ward of Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. It is the north part of what used to be Kokura City before the merger of five cities to create Kitakyushu City in 1963. JR Kyushu s Kokura Station is the main… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”