Yamaguchi Prefecture

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Yamaguchi Prefecture
Japanese: 山口県
Map of Japan with Yamaguchi highlighted
Capital Yamaguchi
Region Chūgoku
Island Honshū
Governor Tsugumasa Muraoka
Area (rank) 6,110.94 km² (22nd)
 - % water 2.6%
Population  (May 1, 2011)
 - Population 1,445,702 (25th)
 - Density 236.58 /km²
Districts 4
Municipalities 19
ISO 3166-2 JP-35
Website www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp/foreign/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Bitter summer mandarin blossom (Citrus natsudaidai)
 - Tree Red pine tree (Pinus densiflora)
 - Bird Hooded Crane Grus monacha
 - Fish Tetraodontidae (Takifugu rubripes)
Symbol of Yamaguchi Prefecture
Symbol of Yamaguchi Prefecture
Emblem of Yamaguchi Prefecture.svg

Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県, Yamaguchi-ken) is a Japanese prefecture at the western end of the Chūgoku region on the island of Honshū.[1] The capital is the city of Yamaguchi.[2]

History[change | change source]

The area of Yamaguchi Prefecture includes the old provinces of Suō and Nagato.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

Yamaguchi is at the southern end of Honshū. The Sea of Japan forms its northern coastline; and the Seto Inland Sea is on its southern coast. Its northeastern border meets Shimane Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture.

Cities[change | change source]

There are 13 cities in Yamaguchi, including

National Parks[change | change source]

National Parks are established in about 7% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

Tamanoya jinja and Sumiyoshi jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [5]

Notable people from Yamaguchi[change | change source]

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Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Yamaguchi-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 1039-1040; "Chūgoku" at p. 127.
  2. Nussbaum, "Yamaguchi" at p. 1039.
  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 2012-8-26.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-26.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Yamaguchi prefecture at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°4′N 131°30′E / 34.067°N 131.500°E / 34.067; 131.500