Kadena, Okinawa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kadena
Okinawan: Kadina
Town
Downtown Kadena
Downtown Kadena
Flag of Kadena
Flag
Official seal of Kadena
Seal
Location of Kadena in Okinawa Prefecture
Location of Kadena in Okinawa Prefecture
Kadena is located in Japan
Kadena
Kadena
 
Coordinates: 26°21′42″N 127°45′19″E / 26.36167°N 127.75528°E / 26.36167; 127.75528Coordinates: 26°21′42″N 127°45′19″E / 26.36167°N 127.75528°E / 26.36167; 127.75528
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Okinawa Prefecture
District Nakagami
Government
 • Mayor Hiroshi Toyama
Area
 • Total 15.04 km2 (5.81 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 8 km (5 mi)
 • Width 5 km (3 mi)
Population (January 2013)
 • Total 13,823
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Tree Kuroki Ebenales
Flower Hibiscus
Phone number 098-956-1111
Address 588 Kadena, Kadena-chō, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa
904-0293
Website www.town.kadena.okinawa.jp

Kadena (嘉手納町 Kadena-chō?, Okinawan: Kadina) is a town located in Nakagami District, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.[1]

As of 2013, the town had an estimated population of 13,823 and a density of 920 persons per km². The total area is 15.04 square kilometres (5.81 sq mi). Approximately 85% of the town is controlled by the US Government including Kadena Air Base, the second-largest base in the United States Air Force.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Kadena faces the East China Sea to the west.[1]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Kadena borders three other municipalities in Okinawa Prefecture.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Kadena is largely dependent on the presence of Kadena Air Force Base. The town otherwise produces a small amount of pineapples and sugarcane.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "嘉手納町" [Kadena]. Nihon Rekishi Chimei Taikei (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2013. OCLC 173191044. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  2. ^ "統計情報" [Statistical Information] (in Japanese). Kadena, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan: Town of Kadena. 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Kadena". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2013. OCLC 56431036. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 

External links[edit]