|Area (rank)||9,323.34 km² (9th)|
|- % water||0.02%|
|Population (February 1, 2011)|
|- Population||1,166,309 (35rd)|
|- Density||125.10 /km²|
|- Flower||Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)|
|- Bird||Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata)|
|- Fish||Cherry salmon (Oncorhynchus masou)|
Symbol of Yamagata Prefecture
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History[change | edit source]
The aboriginal Ezo (蝦夷) people once inhabited the area now known as Yamagata.
Geography[change | edit source]
Yamagata Prefecture is located in the southwest corner of Tōhoku, facing the Sea of Japan. It borders Niigata Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture on the south, Miyagi Prefecture on the east, and Akita Prefecture on the north.
Cities[change | edit source]
Thirteen cities are located in Yamagata Prefecture:
National Parks[change | edit source]
National Parks are established in about 17% of the total land area of the prefecture. including
Shrines and Temples[change | edit source]
Related pages[change | edit source]
- Provinces of Japan
- Prefectures of Japan
- List of regions of Japan
- List of islands of Japan
- Montedio Yamagata
References[change | edit source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Yamagata prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 1038-1039; "Tōhoku" at p. 970.
- Nussbaum, "Yamagata" at p. 1038.
- Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "Bandai-Asahi National Park" retrieved 2012-3-19.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1; retrieved 2012-3-13.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Yamagate Prefecture website (English); (Japanese)
- Weather in Yamagata City
- Yamagata Museum of Art
- Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival