Higashimatsuura District, Saga

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Higashimatsuura District in Saga Prefecture

Higashimatsuura (東松浦郡, Higashimatsuura-gun) is a district located in Saga Prefecture, Japan. At the present it has only one town.

As of February 1, 2009, the district has an estimated population of 21,066 and a density of 320 persons per km². The total area is 65.8 km².

Municipalities[edit]

  • Genkai, whose borders are effectively the same as Higashimatsuura District's.

History[edit]

Before 1889 April 1, 1889 1889 - 1944 1945 - 1959 1960 - 1989 1989 - Present Present
Nanayama Nanayama Nanayama Nanayama January 1, 2006
Incorporated into Karatsu
Karatsu
Karatsu (town) Karatsu (town) January 1, 1932
City status gained
Karatsu
Karatsu Karatsu January 1, 2005
Karatsu
Mitsushima January 1, 1924
Incorporated into Karatsu (town)
Karatsu (village) February 1, 1931
Incorporated into Karatsu (town)
Sashi September 1, 1935
Town status gained
Sashi
November 3, 1941
Incorporated into Karatsu
Onizuka Onizuka November 1, 1954
Incorporated into Karatsu
Minato Minato
Kagami Kagami
Kuri Kuri
Ōchi September 1, 1935
Town status gained
Ōchi
Ōchi Ōchi
Kyūragi Kyūragi May 3, 1952
Town status gained
Kyūragi
Kyūragi
Nagoya January 1, 1922
Kanji renaming
Nagoya
September 30, 1956
Chinzei
Chinzei
Uchiage Uchiage
Hamasaki July 1, 1922
Town status gained
Hamasaki
September 30, 1956
Hamasaki-Tamashima
November 1, 1966
Renaming
Hamatama
Ōmura July 28, 1896
Renaming
Tamashima
Yobuko August 1, 1928
Town status gained
Yobuko
Yobuko Yobuko
Kitahata Kitahata Kitahata Kitahata
Irino Irino January 1, 1958
Town status gained
Hizen
Hizen
Kirigo Kirigo December 21, 1957
Incorporated into Irino
December 31, 1957
Incorporated into Karatsu
December 31, 1957
Incorporated into Genkai
Genkai Genkai Genkai
Ariura Ariura September 30, 1956
Genkai
Chiga Chiga

Coordinates: 33°28′N 129°53′E / 33.467°N 129.883°E / 33.467; 129.883