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Islands of Ryukyu Islands (Japan) [Nansei Islands]

Amami Oshima     [383]
   Group: Amami Islands   Archipelago: Nansei-shoto (Ryukyu Islands)
   Country: Japan - Ryukyu Islands
Lat: 28.30º N   Long : 129.30º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: >501 m
Nearest island: 180 km   group: 180 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 800 km    Isolation Index: 55
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 78.6 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 22/10/90

Iriomote-jima (Iriomote shima)    [1727]
Group: Sakishima gunto, Archipelago: Nansei-shoto (Ryukyu Islands)
Country: Japan - Ryukyu Islands: Pacific
Lat: 24.38º NLong: 123.84º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Ishigaki-jima (Ishigaki shima)    [1686]
Group: Sakishima gunto, Archipelago: Nansei-shoto (Ryukyu Islands)
Country: Japan - Ryukyu Islands: Pacific
Lat: 24.46º NLong: 124.20º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic

Okinawa     [761]
   Group: Archipelago: Nansei-shoto (Ryukyu Islands)
   Country: Japan - Ryukyu Islands
Lat: 26.50º N   Long : 128.00º E
Area: 1199.5 sq. km   Altitude: 498 m
Shoreline: 396.8 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.3308
Depth to nearest land: >500 m
Nearest island: 100 km   group: 500 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 600 km    Isolation Index: 57
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   subtropical 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 1132000 (1982)   Density: 943.7 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
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 2  Marine: 0
  Number: 2   Area: Terrestrial: 132.5 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 24
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 22/10/90

Torishima     [1491]
Group: Amami-shoto, Archipelago: Nansei-shoto (Ryukyu Islands)
Country: Japan - Ryukyu Islands: Pacific
Lat: 27.54º NLong: 128.15º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE: active volcano

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