10 Interesting Nagasaki Facts

Sunday, August 17th 2014. | Cities

Get the interesting Nagasaki Facts if you want to know the largest city of Nagasaki prefecture.  It is also considered as the capital city on Kyushu Island, Japan. During 16th to 19th century, Nagasaki was influenced by Portuguese and European countries. Let’s see the details below for more information about Nagasaki:

Nagasaki Facts 1: UNESCO World Heritage List

As I have stated before Nagasaki was influenced a lot of By European countries. Therefore, the Christian sites and churches in the city are subject to be enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Nagasaki Facts 2: major Imperial Japanese Navy

You can find the long cape in Nagasaki. It was used as an important site for the Imperial Japanese Navy base in the Russo Japanese War and Sino Japanese War.

Nagasaki Bomb

Nagasaki Bomb

Nagasaki Facts 3: a nuclear attack

People in the world must remember about the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attack during the World War II. At that time, Hiroshima was attacked first. Nagasaki had the second atomic bombing. Actually Nagasaki holds the record as the last city which experienced a nuclear attack in the world.

Nagasaki Facts 4: Fernão Mendes Pinto

Fernão Mendes Pinto was called as the early visitor who came in Nagasaki in 1543. He anchored the ship near Tanegashima. He came here with Portuguese ship.

Nagasaki Bombing

Nagasaki Bombing

Nagasaki Facts 5: a free port

In 1859, Nagasaki had a free port where the diplomatic relation and foreign trades were welcomed in the country. In 1868, the modernization began here. On 1 April 1889, it was called as a city.

Nagasaki Facts 6: Population

Nagasaki was a home to 446,007 people based on the date on 1 January 2009.  The total area of Nagasaki is around 406.35 square km. The population density is 1,100 persons per square km.

Nagasaki Facts

Nagasaki Facts

Nagasaki Facts 7: a center of heavy industry

Nagasaki became the center of heavy industry in Japan during the Meiji Period. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries controlled the dockyard of the ship building in Nagasaki. The imperial Japanese Navy was based here because of the ship building industry. Moreover, the harbor in Nagasaki was used as the Sasebo Naval District. There is no need to wonder that this city became the target in World War II. Check World War 2 Facts here.

Nagasaki Facts 8: the second atomic boom attack

The second atomic bomb by United States occurred in Nagasaki on 9 August 1945. There were 73,884 people died because of the platinum bomb.

Nagasaki Japan

Nagasaki Japan

Nagasaki Facts 9: the original target

The original target of the second bomb actually was Kokura.  It was replaced by Nagasaki as the target due to the obscured clouds in Kokura.

Nagasaki Facts 10: new towns

Today Nagasaki is recovered. Some towns from Nishisonogi District were included in Nagasaki on 4 January 2005.

Nagasaki Today

Nagasaki Today

There are many places to visit in Nagasaki. You can go to Dejima Museum of History, Glover Garden, and Former site of the British Consulate in Nagasaki, Mount Inasa, and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Are you fascinated with facts about Nagasaki?

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