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Fukuoka
福岡市
Fukuoka City
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From top left: Seaside Momochi within Fukuoka Tower, Tenjin area in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka Castle, Hakozaki Shrine, Hakata Station, Bayside Place Hakata Port, and Fukuoka PayPay Dome
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Location of Fukuoka in Fukuoka Prefecture
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Fukuoka
Location of Japan
Coordinates: 33°35′N130°24′E / 33.583°N 130.400°E / 33.583; 130.400 Coordinates: 33°35′N130°24′E / 33.583°N 130.400°E / 33.583; 130.400
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Fukuoka Prefecture
First official recorded57 AD
City SettledApril 1, 1889
Government
  Mayor Sōichirō Takashima (since December 2010)
Area
   Designated city 343.39 km2 (132.58 sq mi)
Population
 (June 1, 2021)
   Designated city 1,603,543
  Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
   Metro
[1] (2015)
2,565,501 (5th)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
– Tree Camphor laurel
– Flower Camellia
– Bird Black-headed gull
Website www.city.fukuoka.lg.jp

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