Southern Kyushu

Southern Kyushu (南九州, Minami Kyūshū) is a subregion of Kyushu.[1]

Southern Kyushu Data
Sum of 3 prefectures
Area 19,139.71km²
General Population 4,174,505
(May 2016)
Pop Density 943.08 per km²

This southern region encompasses the prefectures of Kagoshima, Miyazaki, and Okinawa.


Before 1963 it was called North Kyushu (Kitakyūshū, 北九州) until the city of Kitakyūshū was formed. The name of the city means North Kyushu in Japanese. To avoid confusion the name of the region was changed.

It has more of a subtropical climate than the rest of Kyushu.

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