Kokuraminami-ku (小倉南区?) is a ward of Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan. It is the southern part of what used to be Kokura City, which was merged into Kitakyūshū city when the latter was created out of the merger of five cities in 1963. At this time Kokura was divided into North and South wards.
Kokuraminami ward is mainly rural and undeveloped, and includes the Hiraodai karst plateau and Sugao no taki (waterfall). However, it also includes the present airport and the airport buildings of the new Kitakyūshū Airport, and Shimosone shopping mall.
Population (2000 national census): 213,741
Area: 170.25 km² (includes northern part of the new airport island)
- Kokura Airport, formerly known as Kitakyushu airport
- New Kitakyushu Airport
- Akiyoshi plateau in nearby Yamaguchi prefecture
Media related to Kokuraminami-ku, Kitakyūshū at Wikimedia Commons
- Kokura Minami ward office official website (Japanese)
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