Nagasaki

Nagasaki (Japanese: 長崎, "Long Cape") is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan.

Nagasaki
長崎市
Nagasaki City
Nickname(s): 

City of Peace
Naples of the Orient
Map of Nagasaki Prefecture with Nagasaki highlighted in pink
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Nagasaki (Asia)
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Nagasaki (Earth)
Coordinates: 32°44′41″N 129°52′25″E
Country Japan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureNagasaki Prefecture
Government
  MayorTomihisa Taue (2007–)
Area
  Total405.86 km2 (156.70 sq mi)
  Land240.71 km2 (92.94 sq mi)
  Water165.15 km2 (63.76 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2020)
  Total407,624[1]
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
– TreeChinese tallow tree
– FlowerHydrangea
Phone number095-825-5151
Address2–22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken
850-8685
Websitewww.city.nagasaki.lg.jp
Nagasaki
Nagasaki in kanji
Japanese name
Kanji長崎
Hiraganaながさき
Katakanaナガサキ

It became the sole port used for trade with the Portuguese and Dutch during the 16th through 19th centuries and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War. Near the end of World War II, the American atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made Nagasaki the second and, to date, last city in the world to experience a nuclear attack (at 11:02 am, August 9, 1945 'Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)').[2]

As of 1 June 2020, the city has an estimated population of 407,624[1] and a population density of 1,004 people per km2. The total area is 405.86 km2 (156.70 sq mi).[3]