Onga District, Fukuoka

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Location of Onga District in Fukuoka Prefecture

Onga (遠賀郡 Onga-gun?) is a district located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

According to 2005 Japanese Census data, the district has a population of 97,537 and a density of 1,045.73 persons per km². The total area is 93.10 km².

Towns currently in this district[edit]

  • Ashiya-machi(芦屋町)
  • Mizumaki-machi(水巻町)
  • Okagaki-machi(岡垣町)
  • Onga-chō(遠賀町)
    • The word roots "machi" and "chō" (both written as 町) mean "town." Onga is the only town in Fukuoka Prefecture for which 町 is pronounced "chō." For all other towns it is pronounced "machi."

Towns and Villages formerly in this district[edit]

  • Katsuki(香月町)- Merged to Yahata City (八幡市. described below) in 1955, currently Yahata Nishi-ku, Kitakyūshū(北九州市八幡西区)
  • Kōjaku Village(上津役村)- Merged to Yahata City in 1937, currently Yahata Nishi-ku, Kitakyūshū
  • Kurosaki(黒崎町)- Merged to Yahata City in 1926, currently Yahata Nishi-ku, Kitakyūshū
  • Nakama(中間町)- Upgraded to City(中間市)status in 1958
  • Orio(折尾町)- Merged to Yahata City in 1944, currently Yahata Nishi-ku, Kitakyūshū
  • Tobata(戸畑町)- Upgraded to City status in 1924, currently Tobata-ku, Kitakyūshū(北九州市戸畑区)
  • Wakamatsu(若松町)- Upgraded to City status in 1914, currently Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyūshū(北九州市若松区)
  • Yahata(八幡町)- Upgraded to City(八幡市)status in 1917, currently Yahata Higashi-ku, Kitakyūshū(北九州市八幡東区)

Coordinates: 33°51′50″N 130°38′10″E / 33.864°N 130.636°E / 33.864; 130.636