|• 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|
Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県, Fukuoka-ken) is a prefecture in the Kyūshū region of Japan on the island of Kyūshū. The capital city is Fukuoka.
History[change | change source]
The area of Fukuoka Prefecture includes the old provinces of Chikugo, Chikuzen, and Buzen.
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]
Fukuoka Prefecture faces the sea on three sides. The prefecture borders Saga, Ōita, and Kumamoto prefectures. Fukuoka is near Yamaguchi Prefecture across the Kanmon Straits.
Fukuoka includes the two largest cities on Kyūshū, Fukuoka and Kitakyūshū. Small islands are near the north coast of the prefecture.
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]
Kōra taisha, Sumiyoshi-jinja, Hakosagi-gū and Usa-jinjū are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. 
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
Coordinates: 33°36′N 130°35′E / 33.600°N 130.583°E