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|Northern Kyushu Data|
|Sum of 5 prefectures|
|Pop Density||411.03 per km²
The northern region of Kyushu was the first to be colonized by the Chinese and Koreans.
Before 1963 it was called North Kyushu (Kitakyūshū, 北九州) until the city of Kitakyūshū was formed. To avoid confusion the name was changed.
For the purposes of development analysis, the area is construed to include Yamaguchi Prefecture on Honshū. Although Yamaguchi not part of Kyushu, it is a functional satellite of the Kanmon Straits metropolitan area.
See also 
- Northern Kyushu Rail Pass
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kyushu" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 588-589 at Google Books,
- Sakamoto, Hiroshi. (2011). "CGE Analysis of Regional Policy in the Northern Kyushu Area." Kitakyushu: The International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development (ICSEAD), Working Paper Series Vol. 2011-03
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 10-ISBN 0-674-01753-6; 13-ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
- Kyushu Tourism Information, Northern Kyushu maps