Munakata is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, in the north Chikuzen region of the prefecture. As of April 1, 2008, the city has an estimated population of 94,660 and the density of 791 persons per Square kilometer. The total area is 119.66 Square kilometers. The city was founded on April 1, 1981. Efforts have been made to inculcate Japan-South Korea friendship, and also friendship with New Zealand in recent years.