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|• Governor||Norihisa Satake|
|• Total||11,612.22 km2 (4,483.50 sq mi)|
|• Density||95/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-05|
|Prefectural flower||Fuki (a kind of butterbur, Petasites japonicus)|
|Prefectural tree||Akita-sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)|
|Prefectural bird||Copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii)|
|Prefectural bird||Masu salmon|
|Number of districts||6|
|Number of municipalities||25|
Historic places Edit
- Senshu Park is 5 minutes walk from Akita Station.
The site of castle of the Kubota Castle built by Satake, a daimyo from Hitachi. Landscape gardener, Abira Nagaoka, designed the park in 1896. The name "Akita" became established in Tenpyou era.
Mt. Chokai is the second hightest mountain in the Tohoku Region. Shirakami-Sanchi is a large mountain range along the border between Akita and Aomori prefectures.
There are 13 cities in Akita Prefecture:
National Parks Edit
National Parks cover about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture. including
Hot Springs Edit
Shrines and Temples Edit
Related pages Edit
- National Census 2010 Preliminary Results
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Provinces and prefectures" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 780; "Tōhoku" at p. 970.
- Nussbaum, "Akita" at p. 20.
- "AKITA CITY - tourist guide". Archived from the original on 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-9-4.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "Towada-Hachimantai National Park" Archived 2006-05-16 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-9-4.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-9-4.
Other websites Edit
Media related to Akita prefecture at Wikimedia Commons