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 is a city in Nagasaki Prefecturemarker, Japanmarker. It comprises the south-west half of the Gotō Islands in the East China Seamarker, some 100 kilometers from Nagasaki. The city consists of 11 inhabited and 52 uninhabited islands. The three main islands of the city are Fukue, Hisaka, and Naru.


History

The area now comprising Gotō city was a port of call on the trade route between Japan and Tang Dynasty Chinamarker in the Nara period. Noted Buddhist prelate Kukai stopped at Gotō in 806. The islands came under the control of the Gotō clan from the Muromachi period and was the location of intense European missionary activity in the late 16th century, which converted most of the population to the Kirishitan faith. After the start of the Tokugawa bakufu, the area was part of Fukue Domain in the Edo period. Fukue Citymarker was established in 1954. Most of the town was destroyed in a fire in 1962.

Modern Gotō City was established in August 1, 2004 after the merger of the city of Fukue City with the neighboring towns of Tomie, Tamanoura, Miiraku, Kishiku, and Naru. The population of the area has declined from over 60,000 inhabitants in 1980 due to economic migration and aging population issues.

Transportation

Goto-Fukue Airportmarker on Fukue serves the city.

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