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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. The name of the city means North Kyushu in Japanese. To avoid confusion the name of the region 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.
- Northern Kyushu Rail Pass
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kyushu" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 588-589, p. 588, 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
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- Kyushu Tourism Information, Northern Kyushu maps