Fukui (福井市) is the capital o Fukui Prefecture and lies between the Sea of Japan and the mountains, with an area of 4,190.52km2. It received the status of city on April 1, 1889, with a population of 262.245 inhab., including about 3.850 foreign citizens, being 218 Brazilians, 27 Peruvians, 61 Americans, 697 Koreans, 962 Chinese, 313 Philippines 79 Thailand, 36 Indonesia , 122 Vietnam and others.
Fukui was largely destroyed during bombing in WWII in 1945 and again devastated by a major earthquake in 1948. In february 2006 Miyama City (Asuwa District), Shimizu City and Koshino Village were merged into Fukui.
Fukui has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and cool winters.