Kyūshū in Japan
Kyūshū in Japan

Kyūshū (jap.: 九州, dt. nine provinces) is with a surface of 35.640 km ² and 13.44 millions Inhabitants (1995) the secondarymost densely populated and third biggest island of Japan. Their name comes from the original partitioning of the island in nine provinces.

Itin addition is a Japanese region. Not only the island Kyūshū, but also a number of smaller islands as for instance Tsushima, the Goto - island chain and the Ryūkyū island chain belong to the region Kyūshū.

The island Kyūshū is the southernmost of the four Hauptinseln of Japan. Kyūshū is muchgebirgig. On it the Aso ( 1,592 m) is, the most active volcano of Japan. Other active volcanos are the Sakurajima (with Kagoshima) and the ounces (with Nagasaki).

The region Kyūshū is divided today into eight prefectures:

the largest and most important city on Kyūshū is Fukuoka with port, industry and numerous administrations. The second largest city, Kitakyūshū, is very coined/shaped by heavy industry (steel plants). Further important cities are Omuta (chemical industry), Nagasaki (port, atom bomb museum), Kumamoto and Kagoshima.

Kyūshū has in subtropical climate. The most important agricultural products are rice, dte, tobacco, food potatoes and Soja. Further silk is produced.

One assumes that the today's Japanese civilization has there its origin. After the Japanese mythology in the oldest chronicles Kojiki and Nihonshokithe family of the Tennō ( emperor) from Kyūshū comes. Nordkyūshū of one of the possible places of Yamataikoku, which describes an antique state lain in Japan, is historical that in Chinese documents from that 3. Century mentioned actual at this time gave it in Japanstill no written recordings -, and from which it means there that a queen it it governed. Because Kyūshū is located more near at the asiatic mainland than the other Japanese Hauptinseln, today the trade between Kyūshū and other East Asian countries was very extensive from the antiquity to.

On KyūshūKamato Hongo, at that time oldest humans of the world , lived and Yukichi Chuganji, at that time oldest man of the world up to their death.


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