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Izuka

(Encyclopedia) Izuka ē´zo͝okä, city (1990 pop. 83,131), Fukuoka prefecture, N Kyushu, Japan, on the Onga River. Formerly an important coal mining center, Izuka is now a commercial center and railway…

Kurume

(Encyclopedia) Kurume ko͞oro͞o´mā, city (1990 pop. 228,347), Fukuoka prefecture, W Kyushu, Japan, on the Chikugo Plain. It is a commercial and agricultural center and manufactures rubber and cotton…

Amagi

(Encyclopedia) Amagi ä˝mä´gē, city (1990 pop. 43,034), Fukuoka prefecture, N Kyushu, Japan. It is an agricultural center and railway terminus. Textiles are produced in the city.

Omuta

(Encyclopedia) Omuta ō´mo͞otä or Omuda–dä, city (1990 pop. 150,453), Fukuoka prefecture, W Kyushu, Japan, a port on the Amakusa Sea. With conversion from coal to petroleum in the 1960s, Omuta's…

Fukuoka

(Encyclopedia) Fukuoka fo͝oko͞o´ōkä, city (1990 pop. 1,237,062), capital of Fukuoka prefecture, N Kyushu, Japan, on Hakata Bay. An important seaport, airport hub, and railway terminus, it is one of…

Kitakyushu

(Encyclopedia) Kitakyushu kētä´kyo͞osho͞o, city (1990 pop. 1,026,455), Fukuoka prefecture, N Kyushu, Japan, on the Shimonoseki Strait between the Inland Sea and the Korea Strait. It was formed in…