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Kitanakagusuku Village Office
Kitanakagusuku Village Office
Flag of Kitanakagusuku
Official seal of Kitanakagusuku
Location of Kitanakagusuku in Okinawa Prefecture
Location of Kitanakagusuku in Okinawa Prefecture
Kitanakagusuku is located in Japan
Coordinates: 26°18′4″N 127°47′35″E / 26.30111°N 127.79306°E / 26.30111; 127.79306
PrefectureOkinawa Prefecture
 • Total11.53 km2 (4.45 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total16,040
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)

Kitanakagusuku (北中城村, Kitanakagusuku-son, Okinawan: キタナカグシク, romanized: Kitanakagushiku[1]) is a village located in Nakagami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2016, the village has an estimated population of 16,040 and the density of 1,400 persons per km². The total area is 11.53 km². It is home to Nakagusuku Castle and the Nakagusuku Hotel ruins.

The village has quite a few centenarians.[2]


The village has the following municipal schools:

The Okinawa Prefectural Board of Education operates nearby high schools, and the following special schools in Kitanakagusuku:

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) operates schools in Camp Foster for children of American military personnel:


  1. ^ 滝原康盛 Takihara Yasumori. 沖縄語会話集 日本語・沖縄語・ローマ字付き Okinawago Kaiwashū: Nihongo, Okinawago, Rōmaji-tsuki. (Okinawan Conversation Collection: Japanese, Okinawan, Romaji.) 那覇:沖縄芸能出版 Naha: Okinawa Geinō Shuppan. Heisei 6 (1994). p. 108. (in Japanese)
  2. ^ Four Japanese rules to live past 100 - BBC REEL. BBC. December 31, 2019. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "Home". Kitanakagusuku Junior High School. Retrieved 2022-12-18.
  4. ^ "Home". Kitanakagusuku Elementary School. Retrieved 2022-12-18.
  5. ^ "Home". Shimabuku Elementary School. Retrieved 2022-12-18.
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