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|• Governor||Norihisa Satake|
|• Total||11,612.22 km2 (4,483.50 sq mi)|
|• Density||95/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-05|
|Prefectural flower||Fuki (a kind of butterbur, Petasites japonicus)|
|Prefectural tree||Akita-sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)|
|Prefectural bird||Copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii)|
|Prefectural bird||Masu salmon|
|Number of districts||6|
|Number of municipalities||25|
History[change | change source]
Historic places[change | change source]
- Senshu Park is 5 minutes walk from Akita Station.
The site of castle of the Kubota Castle built by Satake, a daimyo from Hitachi. Landscape gardener, Abira Nagaoka, designed the park in 1896. The name "Akita" became established in Tenpyou era.
Geography[change | change source]
Mt. Chokai is the second hightest mountain in the Tohoku Region. Shirakami-Sanchi is a large mountain range along the border between Akita and Aomori prefectures.
Cities[change | change source]
There are 13 cities in Akita Prefecture:
National Parks[change | change source]
National Parks cover about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture. including
Hot Springs[change | change source]
- Nyuto Hot Spring Village (There are seven hotels.)
Shrines and Temples[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- National Census 2010 Preliminary Results
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Provinces and prefectures" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 780; "Tōhoku" at p. 970.
- Nussbaum, "Akita" at p. 20.
- "AKITA CITY - tourist guide". Archived from the original on 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-9-4.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "Towada-Hachimantai National Park" Archived 2006-05-16 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-9-4.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-9-4.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Akita prefecture at Wikimedia Commons