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Ryuku Islands

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointMiyanoura-dake (1936 m/6352 ft)
CountriesJapan
States/ProvincesKagoshima-ken (56%), Okinawa (53%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area4,224 sq km / 1,631 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent756 km / 470 mi North-South
804 km / 499 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long26° 28' N; 127° 54' E
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Map of Ryuku Islands
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Outlying Japanese IslandsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Tshushima Strait IslandsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Ryuku IslandsLevel 4
         Volcano-Bonin IslandsLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Ryuku Islands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Miyanoura-dake19366352 
2.Yuwan-dake6942277 
3.Omoto-dake5261726 
4.Yonaha-dake5031650 
5.Yae-dake4531486 
6.Katsuu-dake4521483 
7.Uotsuri High Point3621188 
8.Minami-Kojima High Point139456 
9.Kuba-shima High Point117384 
10.Taisho-to High Point75246 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



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