Aomori Prefecture

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Aomori Prefecture
Flag of Aomori Prefecture
Official seal of Aomori Prefecture
Aomori Prefecture in Japan
Aomori Prefecture in Japan
Country Japan
 • GovernorSōichirō Miyashita
 • Total9,646 km2 (3,724 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total1,237,984
 • Density128.3/km2 (332/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00
Area code02000-1
ISO 3166 codeJP-02
WebsiteOfficial website

Aomori Prefecture (青森県, Aomori-ken) is a prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[1] The capital city is Aomori.[2]

History[change | change source]

Until the Meiji Restoration, the lands of Aomori prefecture were part of Mutsu Province.[3]

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,[4] including

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

Tsutsukowake jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.[6]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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