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|• Governor||Eikei Suzuki (since April 2011)|
|• Total||5,777.22 km2 (2,230.60 sq mi)|
(April 1, 2010)
|• Density||320/km2 (830/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-24|
|Prefectural flower||Iris (Iris ensata)|
|Prefectural tree||Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)|
|Prefectural bird||Snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)|
|Prefectural bird||Japanese spiny lobster ("Panulirus japonicus")|
|Number of districts||7|
|Number of municipalities||29|
History[change | change source]
In 1871, the area from the Kisosansen River in the north to the city of Tsu became Anōtsu Prefecture. The area south of Tsu became Watarai Prefecture. In 1876, Anōtsu Prefecture and Watarai Prefecture joined to become Mie Prefecture.[source?]
Geography[change | change source]
Mie Prefecture is on the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula. The prefectures that surround Mie are Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, and Wakayama Prefecture.
Cities[change | change source]
There are fourteen cities in Mie Prefecture:
National Parks[change | change source]
Shrines and Temples[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Mie prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 628; "Kansai" at p. 477.
- Nussbaum, "Tsu" at p. 995.
- Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," pp. 1-3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-13.
Other websites[change | change source]
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