Aomori Prefecture

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Aomori Prefecture
Japanese: 青森県
Map of Japan with Aomori highlighted
Capital Aomori (city)
Region Tōhoku
Island Honshū
Governor Shingo Mimura
Area (rank) 9,606.26 km² (8th)
 - % water 1.2%
Population  (2010-10-01[1])
 - Population 1,373,164 (28th)
 - Density 154 /km²
Districts 8
Municipalities 40
ISO 3166-2 JP-02
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Apple blossom (Malus domestica)
 - Tree Hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata)
 - Bird Bewick's Swan (Cygnus bewickii)
 - Fish Flounder
Symbol of Aomori Prefecture
Symbol of Aomori Prefecture
Emblem of Aomori Prefecture.svg

Aomori Prefecture (青森県, Aomori-ken) is a prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[2] The capital city is Aomori.[3]

History[change | change source]

Until the Meiji Restoration, the lands of Aomori prefecture were part of Mutsu Province.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshū. The prefecture faces Hokkaidō across the Tsugaru Strait. It shares its southern border with Akita Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture.

Cities[change | change source]

There are ten cities in Aomori Prefecture:

National Parks[change | change source]

National Parks are established in about 12% of the total land area of the prefecture,[5] including

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

Tsutsukowake jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.[7]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. National Census 2010 Preliminary Results
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Aomori-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 35; "Tōhoku" at p. 970.
  3. Nussbaum, "Aomori" at p. 35.
  4. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  5. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  6. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "Towada-Hachimantai National Park" Archived 2006-05-16 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-19.
  7. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-13.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Aomori prefecture at Wikimedia Commons