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Kitanakagusuku
北中城村
Village
Kitanakagusuku Village Office
Location of Kitanakagusuku in Okinawa Prefecture
Kitanakagusuku
Kitanakagusuku
Coordinates: 26°18′4″N 127°47′35″E / 26.30111°N 127.79306°E / 26.30111; 127.79306Coordinates: 26°18′4″N 127°47′35″E / 26.30111°N 127.79306°E / 26.30111; 127.79306
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureOkinawa Prefecture
DistrictNakagami
Area
 • Total11.53 km2 (4.45 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2016)
 • Total16,040
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.vill.kitanakagusuku.lg.jp

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]

References

  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.