Oroku

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Oroku

小禄村
Former municipality
Oroku is located in Japan
Oroku
Oroku
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 26°11′14.9″N 127°40′6.5″E / 26.187472°N 127.668472°E / 26.187472; 127.668472Coordinates: 26°11′14.9″N 127°40′6.5″E / 26.187472°N 127.668472°E / 26.187472; 127.668472
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
PrefectureOkinawa Prefecture
Merged1 September 1954
(now part of Naha)
Area
 • Total11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)

Oroku (小禄, Okinawan: ウルク Uruku) is a district on the southern edge of the city of Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture in southern Japan. It was formerly a village independent from Naha, but it was incorporated into the city in 1954.[1] The village hosted an airfield used by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service beginning in 1933.[2] A base, presumably the former Navy Air base, was held by the US military in the village until Okinawa was returned to Japan. After the installation was handed over, it was converted into a base for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "小禄" [Oroku] (in Japanese). Naha City. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  2. ^ "米軍基地環境カルテ" [US military base environmental chart] (PDF) (in Japanese). Okinawa Prefectural Government. March 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  3. ^ "陸上自衛隊の那覇基地が正式に開設" [The Ground Self-Defense Force's Naha base is officially opened] (in Japanese). Naha City Museum of History. 11 October 1972. Retrieved 3 September 2020.