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大分 市
Geographical location in Japan
Ōita (Japan)
Red pog.svg
Region : Kyushu
Prefecture : Ōita
Coordinates : 33 ° 14 '  N , 131 ° 37'  E Coordinates: 33 ° 14 '22 "  N , 131 ° 36' 33"  E
Basic data
Surface: 501.25 km²
Residents : 477,701
(October 1, 2019)
Population density : 953 inhabitants per km²
Community key : 44201-1
Flag / coat of arms:
Flag / coat of arms of Ōita
Tree : Elaeocarpus sylvestris var.ellipticus
Flower : Camellia sasanqua
town hall
Address : Oita City Hall
2 - 31 , Niage-machi
Oita -shi
Oita  870-8504
Website URL: http://www.city.oita.oita.jp/
Location of Ōitas in Ōita prefecture
Location of Ōitas in the prefecture

Ōita ( Japanese 大分 市 , - shi ) is a city and port city as well as the administrative seat of Ōita prefecture and is located on the Japanese island of Kyūshū on the Beppu Bay .


Ōita is an old castle town where a branch of the Ōgyū-Matsudaira last resided with an income of 22,000 koku .


The most important resident companies are:

Oita TS Semiconductor is a joint venture between Toshiba and Sony Computer Entertainment . This company was involved in the production of the main processor of the PlayStation 2 , the so-called Emotion Engine, and parts around the graphics processor of the PlayStation 3 .


  • Takasakiyama Wildlife Park (高崎 山 自然 動物園)
  • Oita sea aquarium Umitamago (大分 マ リ ー ン パ レ ス 水族館 「う み た た ま ご」)
  • Funai Castle ruins (府 内 城 址)
  • Tanabata - Matsuri (七夕 ま つ り) the first weekend in August


Road traffic

Rail transport


Ōita is the home of the Ōita Trinita football club from the J. League , whose games are played in the Kyūshū Sekiyu Dome . This was also a venue for the 2002 World Cup .

The Beppu-Ōita marathon has been taking place between Beppu and Ōita since 1952 .

sons and daughters of the town

Neighboring cities and communities

Town twinning

Web links

Commons : Ōita  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ JR Kyushu Line Network. In: www.jrkyushu.co.jp. Kyushu Railway Company, accessed May 27, 2020 .
  2. ^ Peter WB Semmens: Catastrophes on rails. A worldwide documentation. Transpress, Stuttgart 1996, ISBN 3-344-71030-3 , p. 165.