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Nagasaki - History, Nagasaki in Western music and song, Sights, Events, Universities in Nagasaki, Sister cities

peace statue

32°45N 129°52E, pop (2000e) 455 000. Capital of Nagasaki prefecture, W Kyushu, Japan; visited by the Portuguese, 1545; centre for Jesuit missionaries from 16th-c; one of the power centres of the Tokugawa Shogunate; target for the second atomic bomb of World War 2 (9 Aug 1945), killing or wounding c.75 000, and destroying over a third of the city; airport; railway; university (1949); fishing, shipbuilding, engineering, metal products; stone bridges across the R Nakajima, including Spectacles Bridge (1634); Sofukuji pavilions; peace statue in Peace Park; Statue of the Martyrs (1962); Suwa Shrine festival (Oct).

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