|• Governor||Hiroshi Ogawa (since April 2011)|
|• Total||4,971.01 km2 (1,919.32 sq mi)|
(September 1, 2010)
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-40|
|Prefectural flower||Ume blossom (Prunus mume)|
|Prefectural tree||Azalea (Rhododendron tsutsusi)|
|Prefectural bird||Japanese Bush Warbler (Cettia diphone)|
|Number of districts||12|
|Number of municipalities||60|
History[change | change source]
Timeline[change | change source]
- November 19, 1274 (Bun'ei 11, 20th day of the 10th month): Battle of Bun'ei
- August 15, 1281 (Kōan 4, 30th day of the 7th month): Battle of Kōan
Geography[change | change source]
Cities[change | change source]
There are 28 cities in the prefecture:
Towns and villages[change | change source]
These are the towns and villages in each district of the prefecture
National Parks[change | change source]
National Parks are established in about 18% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
- Provinces of Japan
- Prefectures of Japan
- List of regions of Japan
- List of islands of Japan
- Kyushu National Museum
- Giravanz Kitakyushu
- Fukuoka Art Museum
- Kyushu National Museum
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Fukuoka-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 218; Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Fukuoka Prefecture, Regional Information Archived 2012-12-31 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-4-6.
- Nussbaum, "Fukuoka" at p. 218.
- Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- Davis, Paul K. (2001). 100 decisive battles: from ancient times to the present, pp. 145-147; the noun "Bun'ei" means the Japanese era name (nengō) for a time period started in February 1264 and ended in April 1275
- Davis, p. 147; the noun "Kōan" means the Japanese era name for a time period which started in February 1278 and ended in April 1288.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-2-4.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Fukuoka prefecture at Wikimedia Commons
- Fukuoka Prefecture website (in English); (in Japanese)
- http://www.kyushu.com/fukuoka/ Archived 2005-02-03 at the Wayback Machine
- http://diddlefinger.com/m/fukuokaken/ Archived 2011-08-14 at the Wayback Machine