Place:Kyushu, Japan

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NameKyushu
Alt namesKyūshūsource: Family History Library Catalog
Kyūshūsource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 306; Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 20
Kyūshū regionsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Kyūshū-chihōsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeRegion
Coordinates33.0°N 131.0°E
Located inJapan     (1905 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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is the third largest island of Japan and most southwesterly of its four main islands. Its alternate ancient names include , , and . The historical regional name referred to Kyushu and its surrounding islands.

In the 8th century Taihō Code reforms, Dazaifu was established as a special administrative term for the region.

As of 2006, Kyushu has a population of 13,231,995 and covers .

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