Provinces of Japan
Provinces of Japan (令制国) were the ancient subdivisions of the land of the island nation.
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The early provinces were created by Imperial decree. Over time, there were many changes in the numbers of provinces.
The national system of provinces was established at the beginning of the 8th century.
The borders of the provinces were often changing until the end of the Nara period.
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