Tottori Prefecture

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Tottori
鳥取県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • RomajiTottori-ken
Official seal of Tottori
Location of Tottori in Japan
Location of Tottori in Japan
Country Japan
RegionChūgoku
IslandHonshu
CapitalTottori (city)
Government
 • GovernorShinji Hirai
Area
 • Total3,507.19 km2 (1,354.13 sq mi)
Area rank41st
Population
 (April 1, 2011)
 • Total584,982
 • Rank47th
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-31
Prefectural flowerNijisseiki nashi pear blossom (Pyrus pyrifolia)
Prefectural treeDaisenkyaraboku (Taxus cuspidata)
Prefectural birdMandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
Prefectural bird{{{Fish}}}
Number of districts5
Number of municipalities19
Websitewww.pref.tottori.jp/
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Emblem of Tottori Prefecture.svg

Tottori Prefecture (鳥取県, Tottori-ken) is a Japanese prefecture in the Chūgoku region of the island of Honshu.[1] The capital is the city of Tottori.[2] It is the least populous prefecture in Japan.

History[change | change source]

Before the Meiji Restoration, Tottori encompassed the old provinces of Hōki and Inaba.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The northern coastline of Tottori faces the Sea of Japan. Its eastern border meets Hyōgo Prefecture. The southern border meets Okayama Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture. The western border meets Shimane Prefecture.

Cities[change | change source]

Four cities are located in Tottori Prefecture:

National Parks[change | change source]

National Parks are established in about 14% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

Ubi jinjū and Shitori jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.[5]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tottori Prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 990; "Chūgoku" at p. 127.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tottori" at p. 990.
  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. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-13.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Tottori prefecture at Wikimedia Commons