Kitakyūshū (北九州市; -shi), literally "north Kyushu", is a city located in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. It resulted from the amalgamation of five urban centres, viz. Moji, Kokura, Tobata, Yawata and Wakamatsu, centred around the ancient feudal city of Kokura.
As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 1,004,079 and the density of 2,073.47 persons per km². The total area is 484.25 km².
The city was founded on February 10, 1963.