Katsuren Peninsula

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Katsuren Peninsula and the Yokatsu Islands

The Katsuren Peninsula (勝連半島, Katsuren hantō, Okinawan: Kacchin) is a peninsula on Okinawa Island.[1] It is bordered by Nakagusuku Bay to the south, Kin Bay to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the east.[2] The entire peninsula is part of Uruma City.[3] Katsuren Castle is on the south-central part of the peninsula.[4] The Kaichū Dōro is a road connecting the Katsuren Peninsula to Henza Island. Offshore, coral reefs are found.[5]

United States military relating to the Katsuren Peninsula[edit]

White Beach Naval Port

Buckner Bay - White Beach Naval Port Facility is located on the Katsuren Peninsula.[6][7] There once was a plan, the "White Beach Plan," to relocate United States Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the White Beach Training Area. However, it was not effected.[8]

Nearby islands[edit]

Other peninsulas on Okinawa[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jessica Elzea Kogel (2006). Industrial Minerals & Rocks: Commodities, Markets, and Uses. SME. pp. 1109–. ISBN 978-0-87335-233-8.
  2. ^ South China Morning Post: The stunning fortresses of Okinawa have endured centuries of conflict | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post, accessdate: March 31, 2017
  3. ^ Google Maps one: 26°22'45.0"N 127°51'27.0"E - Google Maps, accessdate: March 31, 2017
  4. ^ Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/26°19'48.0"N+127°52'43.0"E/@26.33,127.8523468,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d26.33!4d127.878611?hl=en, accessdate: March 31, 2017
  5. ^ Ryukyu Shimpo – Okinawa, Japanese newspaper, local news » Katsuren Peninsula: rich sea where coral reefs live: Ryukyu Shimpo – Okinawa, Japanese newspaper, local news » Katsuren Peninsula: rich sea where coral reefs live, accessdate: March 31, 2017
  6. ^ The Japan Times: White Beach base site said credible | The Japan Times, accessdate: March 31, 2017
  7. ^ Okinawa Hai » White Beach – Okinawa Installation Overview: White Beach, accessdate: March 31, 2017
  8. ^ Jessica Elzea Kogel (2006). Industrial Minerals & Rocks: Commodities, Markets, and Uses. SME. pp. 1109–. ISBN 978-0-87335-233-8.

External links and references[edit]

Coordinates: 26°19′N 127°54′E / 26.32°N 127.90°E / 26.32; 127.90