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Islands of Japan

Dogo     [1196]
   Group: Oki   Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Honshu   Region: Sea of Japan
Lat: 36.33º N   Long : 133.25º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 60 km   group: 60 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 330 km    Isolation Index: 34
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 14/02/89

Fukue-jima     [1197]
   Group: Goto-retto   Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Kyushu
Lat: 32.67º N   Long : 128.83º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: < 50 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 20 km   group: 70 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 200 km    Isolation Index: 27
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 14/02/89

Hokkaido     [764]
   Group: Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Hokkaido
Lat: 43.00º N   Long : 142.50º E
Area: 78719.4 sq. km   Altitude: 2290 m
  Island too large for adequate coverage in this directory
Shoreline: 2337.5 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.0297
Depth to nearest land: <100 m
Nearest island: 20 km   group: 290 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 290 km    Isolation Index: 39
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   temperate 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: volcanic eruptions, earthquakes
   Threat Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 5338206 (1975)   Density: 67.8 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.6%/yr   Stable
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 10%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 10927 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 6
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 30/01/89

Honshu     [765]
   Group: Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Honshu
Lat: 36.50º N   Long : 138.00º E
Area: 225800.3 sq. km   Altitude: 3776 m
  Island too large for adequate coverage in this directory
Shoreline: 5450.4 km (scale 1:7500000)   Coastal Index: 0.0241
Depth to nearest land: >100 m
Nearest island: 4 km   group: 175 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 175 km    Isolation Index: 28
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes
   Threat Indicator: 3
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 89101702 (1975)   Density: 394.6 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.6%/yr   Stable
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 10%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 10927 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 13
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 3   Low
CI-Marine: 3   Low
Last updated: 30/01/89

Io-jima (Iwo Jima, Iwojima)    [1682]
   Group: Archipelago: Kazan-retto (Volcano Islands)
   Country: Japan - Kazan-retto
Lat: 24.78º N   Long : 141.32º E
Area: 22.1 sq. km   Altitude: 169 m
Shoreline: 22.6 km (scale 1:500000)   Coastal Index: 1.0226
Depth to nearest land: 2000 m
Nearest island: 60 km   group: 215 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 2000 km    Isolation Index: 67
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Major Human Activities: airbase
  Habitat: coast guard station   Urban Pop:Urban Indicator: 0
  Accessibility: airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 10%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 10922 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 5
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 06/02/89

Kita-io-jima (Kita Iwo Jima)    [1683]
Group: Archipelago: Kazan-retto (Volcano Islands)
Country: Japan - Kazan-retto: Pacific
Lat: 25.45º NLong: 141.27º E
Area: 6.0 sq. km   Altitude: 804 m   Shoreline: 9.9 km (scale 1:500000)
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic

Kyushu     [763]
   Group: Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Kyushu
Lat: 32.60º N   Long : 131.10º E
Area: 37437.2 sq. km   Altitude: 1788 m
  Island too large for adequate coverage in this directory
Shoreline: 1951.0 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.0521
Depth to nearest land: <100 m
Nearest island: 4 km   group: 180 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 180 km    Isolation Index: 29
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 13459665 (1975)   Density: 359.5 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.6%/yr   Stable
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 10%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 10927 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 12
Last updated: 30/01/89

Minami Tori Shima (Marcus)    [1678]
Group: Minami Tori Shima
Country: Japan - Minami Tori Shima: Pacific
Lat: 24.70º NLong: 153.90º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Minami-io-jima     [1681]
   Group: Archipelago: Kazan-retto (Volcano Islands)
   Country: Japan - Kazan-retto
Lat: 24.20º N   Long : 141.43º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: 2000 m
Nearest island: 60 km   group: 270 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 2000 km    Isolation Index: 69
ISLAND TYPE: active volcano      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones, volcanic eruptions
   Threat Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 10%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 10922 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 3.7 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 5
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 4   Low
CI-Marine: 4   Low
Last updated: 22/10/90

Okushiri-to     [756]
Group: Archipelago: Japan
Country: Japan - Hokkaido: Pacific
Lat: 42.15º NLong: 139.47º E Region: Sea of Japan
Area: 144.8 sq. km   Altitude: 584 m   Shoreline: 58.7 km (scale 1:1000000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Rebun-to     [1199]
   Group: Hokkaido   Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Hokkaido   Region: Sea of Japan
Lat: 45.40º N   Long : 141.02º E
Area: 91.0 sq. km   Altitude: 490 m
Shoreline: 61.6 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.6769
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 40 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 250 km    Isolation Index: 24
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 21/08/88

Rishiri-to     [757]
   Group: Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Hokkaido   Region: Sea of Japan
Lat: 45.17º N   Long : 141.28º E
Area: 192.2 sq. km   Altitude: 1719 m
Shoreline: 54.0 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.2810
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 7 km   group: 18 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 270 km    Isolation Index: 23
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

Sado-shima (Sodo Shima)    [760]
   Group: Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Honshu   Region: Sea of Japan
Lat: 38.00º N   Long : 138.30º E
Area: 936.7 sq. km   Altitude: 1173 m
Shoreline: 187.8 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.2005
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 33 km   group: 33 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 650 km    Isolation Index: 37
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 4  Marine: 0
  Number: 4   Area: Terrestrial: 273.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 22/10/90

Shikoku     [762]
   Group: Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Shikoku
Lat: 33.60º N   Long : 133.40º E
Area: 18544.7 sq. km   Altitude: 1981 m
  Island too large for adequate coverage in this directory
Shoreline: 1121.0 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.0604
Depth to nearest land: <100 m
Nearest island: 10 km   group: 350 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 350 km    Isolation Index: 41
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 4040070 (1975)   Density: 217.9 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.6%/yr   Stable
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 10%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 10927 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 9
Last updated: 02/02/89

Shikotan     [758]
   Group: Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan (occupied by Russian Federation)
Lat: 43.47º N   Long : 146.45º E
Area: 252.8 sq. km   Altitude: 413 m
Shoreline: 108.0 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4272
Depth to nearest land: < 50 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 20 km   group: 65 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 700 km    Isolation Index: 39
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

Tanega-shima     [1194]
   Group: Osumi-shoto   Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Kyushu
Lat: 30.58º N   Long : 130.98º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: < 50 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 15 km   group: 35 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 500 km    Isolation Index: 32
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 10%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 10927 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 5
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 14/02/89

Tsushima     [1198] - including two islands
Group: Archipelago: Japan
Country: Japan: Pacific
Lat: 34.40º NLong: 129.09º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Yaku-shima     [759]
   Group: Osumi-shoto   Archipelago: Japan
   Country: Japan - Kyushu
Lat: 30.40º N   Long : 130.50º E
Area: 523.6 sq. km   Altitude: 1935 m
Shoreline: 89.6 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.1711
Depth to nearest land: < 50 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 15 km   group: 60 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 500 km    Isolation Index: 34
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 20/08/88

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