Ginowan, Okinawa


Ginowan, Okinawa

Japanese city
Name=Ginowan City
JapaneseName=宜野湾市
Prefecture=Okinawa
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Area_km2=19.51
Population=88,318
PopDate=2006
Density_km2=4526
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LatitudeDegrees= 26
LatitudeMinutes= 17
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LongtitudeDegrees= 127
LongtitudeMinutes= 47
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Mayor =Iha Yoichi
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CityHallLink = [http://www.city.ginowan.okinawa.jp/ Ginowan City] | City



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Ginowan (宜野湾市; -shi Okinawan: "Jinoon") is a city located in Okinawa, Japan. As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 88,318 and the density of 4,526.81 persons per km². The total area is 19.51 km². The city borders Chatan to the west, Okinawa City to the North, Urasoe to the south and Nishihara to the East.

History

The city was founded on July 1, 1962.

Politics and Government

Ginowan is run by a city assembly of 28 elected members. The current mayor is Iha Yoichi, an independent affiliated with the Japanese Communist Party. One of the major issues is the three US military bases that surround and are embedded within Ginowan. Mayor Iha Yoichi and several of the local assemblymen are fierce opponents of the military bases.

Geography

Its tourist attractions include two castle ruins.

External links

* [http://www.city.ginowan.okinawa.jp/ Ginowan official website]


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