Ōita, Kyūshū Region, Japan

Economy

🇯🇵 Ōita is the capital city of Ōita Prefecture, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. In 2005, the town of Notsuharu and the town of Saganoseki were merged into Ōita.

During the Sengoku period (15th–16th centuries), the powerful Ōtomo clan based in Funai and the area prospered as a key port of trade with Portugal and Ming-dynasty China. Ōtomo Sōrin, a famous Christian daimyō, first introduced western culture. It was in Funai that the first western style hospital was built and the first Japanese choir was formed.

The city is bordered by City of Beppu to the north-west, City of Yufu to the west, City of Taketa to the south-west, City of Bungo-ōno to the south, and City of Usuki to the south-east. The north of the city faces Beppu Bay and the Seto Inland Sea.

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Economy During the 1960s and 1970s, an industrial region was formed along the Beppu Gulf coast. Among the plants in the region were flagship plants of Nippon Steel and Showa Denko.

In the 1970s, Toshiba and Canon built and expanded their plants in inland area. By then, the city emerged as a major production centre of electronics products such as LSIs and digital cameras.

The downtown and shopping districts are located to the north of Oita Station. Recently, however, the area has been gradually declining, because the main commercial areas have been dispersed due to the construction of big shopping malls in the suburbs.

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Image: OitaKiseichu

Ōita has a population of over 477,700 people. Ōita also forms the centre of the wider Ōita Prefecture which has a population of over 1,136,245 people.

To set up a UBI Lab for Ōita see: https://www.ubilabnetwork.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBILabNetwork

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Ōita has links with:

🇺🇸 Austin, USA 🇵🇹 Aveiro, Portugal 🇨🇳 Guangzhou, China 🇨🇭 Lausanne, Switzerland 🇻🇪 San Cristóbal, Venezuela 🇧🇷 Vitória, Brazil 🇨🇳 Wuhan, China
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North of: 33.232

🇺🇸 Queen Creek 33.233

🇲🇦 El Jadida 33.248

🇰🇷 Seogwipo 33.253

🇵🇰 Gujar Khan 33.259

🇯🇵 Imari 33.263

🇲🇦 Berrechid 33.267

🇯🇵 Saga 33.267

🇱🇧 Tyre 33.271

🇯🇵 Beppu 33.274

🇨🇳 Yandu 33.277

South of: 33.232

🇺🇸 Denton 33.223

🇯🇵 Uwajima 33.216

🇺🇸 Tuscaloosa 33.206

🇯🇵 Yame 33.203

🇯🇵 Takeo 33.2

🇺🇸 Vista 33.2

🇺🇸 McKinney 33.198

🇺🇸 Oceanside 33.191

🇺🇸 Columbiana 33.183

🇯🇵 Sasebo 33.164

East of: 131.616

🇯🇵 Nobeoka 131.672

🇯🇵 Shūnan 131.8

🇯🇵 Saiki 131.9

🇷🇺 Vladivostok 131.911

🇷🇺 Ussuriysk 131.952

🇷🇺 Artyom 132.195

🇯🇵 Iwakuni 132.217

🇯🇵 Hatsukaichi 132.317

🇯🇵 Hiroshima 132.47

🇯🇵 Kure 132.55

West of: 131.616

🇯🇵 Hyūga 131.523

🇯🇵 Beppu 131.503

🇯🇵 Yamaguchi 131.467

🇯🇵 Miyazaki 131.421

🇯🇵 Nichinan 131.392

🇯🇵 Hagi 131.383

🇯🇵 Usa 131.35

🇮🇩 Sorong 131.293

🇯🇵 Ube 131.242

🇨🇳 Shuangyashan 131.152

Antipodal to Ōita is: -48.384,-33.232

Locations Near: Ōita 131.616,33.2315

🇯🇵 Beppu 131.503,33.274 d: 11.5  

🇯🇵 Saiki 131.9,32.962 d: 40  

🇯🇵 Usa 131.35,33.532 d: 41.6  

🇯🇵 Nobeoka 131.672,32.591 d: 71.4  

🇯🇵 Hita 130.933,33.317 d: 64.2  

🇯🇵 Ube 131.242,33.957 d: 87.8  

🇯🇵 Shūnan 131.8,34.05 d: 92.6  

🇯🇵 Hyūga 131.523,32.377 d: 95.4  

🇯🇵 Kōshi 130.78,32.88 d: 87.2  

🇯🇵 Uwajima 132.568,33.216 d: 88.6  

Antipodal to: Ōita -48.384,-33.232

🇧🇷 Rio Grande -52.099,-32.041 d: 19643  

🇧🇷 Viamão -51.023,-30.088 d: 19585.5  

🇧🇷 Gravataí -50.983,-29.933 d: 19573.4  

🇧🇷 Alvorada -51.079,-30.001 d: 19574.5  

🇧🇷 Pelotas -52.341,-31.763 d: 19609.7  

🇧🇷 Cachoeirinha -51.083,-29.95 d: 19569.6  

🇧🇷 Porto Alegre -51.229,-30.028 d: 19568.5  

🇧🇷 Canoas -51.183,-29.915 d: 19561  

🇧🇷 Sapucaia do Sul -51.146,-29.842 d: 19556.3  

🇧🇷 São Leopoldo -51.149,-29.772 d: 19549.6  

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