Okinawa City’s population reaches 140,000 people

Okinawa City's population reaches 140,000 people

Okinawa City Mayor Sachio Kuwae set up a banner commemorating the population of the city reaching 140,000 people. On August 4 at the Okinawa City Office.

August 4, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

Okinawa City (former Koza City) hung a banner on August 4 marking the milestone of the city’s population growing to 140,000.

The city is located near U.S. Kadena Air Base. In 1974, two years after Okinawa’s reversion to Japan, Koza City and Misato Village merged to form Okinawa City. In 1970, the total population of the two municipalities was 82,781(Koza City was 58,000 and Misato Village 24, 123).

On July 27, six newborn babies were registered in the city. As of August 1, the city’s population stood at 140,041. The city office will hold a commemorative event in October.

The city has set a target population of about 145,000 people for 2020.

Mari Moriguch, a section chief the city office, made the following comment, “According to the census data, Okinawa City’s population growth is the third largest in the prefecture. The proportion of the population aged between 0-14 years of age is high. The population target could be achieved.”

(English translation by T&CT)

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