Fukui Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

Fukui Prefecture (福井県, Fukui-ken) is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshū.[1] The capital is the city of Fukui.[2]

Fukui Prefecture
Flag of Fukui Prefecture
Official seal of Fukui Prefecture
Fukui Prefecture in Japan
Fukui Prefecture in Japan
Country Japan
 • GovernorTatsuji Sugimoto
 • Total4,191 km2 (1,618 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total766,863
 • Density183.0/km2 (474/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Postal code
Area code18000-9
ISO 3166 codeJP-18
WebsiteOfficial website

History change

In the early Meiji period, Fukui was created by the merger of Wakasa Province and Echizen Province.[3]

Geography change

The prefecture faces the Sea of Japan. It shares a northern border with Ishikawa Prefecture. East of Fukui are Gifu Prefecture and Shiga Prefecture. Kifu's southern border meets Kyoto Prefecture.

Cities change

Fukui Prefecture includes the following cities:

National Parks change

National Parks are established in about 15% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and Temples change

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

Related pages change

References change

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Fukui-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 217; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
  2. Nussbaum, "Fukui" at p. 217.
  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. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-13.

Other websites change

  Media related to Fukui prefecture at Wikimedia Commons