Kyoto Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

Kyoto Prefecture (京都府, Kyōto-fu) is a prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[1] The capital is the city of Kyoto.[2]

Kyoto
京都府
Japanese transcription(s)
 • RomajiKyōto-fu
Official seal of Kyoto
Location of Kyoto in Japan
Location of Kyoto in Japan
Country Japan
RegionKansai
IslandHonshu
CapitalKyoto
Government
 • GovernorTakatoshi Nishiwaki
Area
 • Total4,612.20 km2 (1,780.78 sq mi)
Area rank31st
Population
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total2,579,921
 • Rank13th
 • Density560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-26
Prefectural flowerWeeping cherry blossom (Prunus spachiana)
Prefectural treeKitayama Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)
Prefectural birdStreaked Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas)
Number of districts6
Number of municipalities26
Websitewww.pref.kyoto.jp/
index_e.html
Emblem of Kyoto prefecture.svg

HistoryEdit

In the Meiji period, Kyoto Prefecture was made from the area of the former Yamashiro Province.[3]

From the 7th century through the late-19th century, the city of Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan.

GeographyEdit

Kyoto Prefecture is almost in the center of Honshū and of Japan. To the north, it faces the Sea of Japan and Fukui Prefecture. To the south, it faces Osaka and Nara Prefectures. To the east, it faces Mie and Shiga Prefectures. To the west, it faces Hyōgo Prefecture.

CitiesEdit

There are fifteen cities in Kyoto Prefecture.

Towns and villagesEdit

These are the towns and villages in each district:

Kyōtamba
Kumiyama
Ōyamazaki
Kasagi
Minamiyamashiro
Seika
Wazuka
Ide
Ujitawara
Ine
Yosano

EducationEdit

UniversitiesEdit

National ParksEdit

National Parks are established in about 6% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and TemplesEdit

The Kamo Shrines (Kamigamo jinja and Shimogamo jinja) are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [5]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kyoto-fu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 587; "Kansai" at p. 477.
  2. Nussbaum, "Kyoto" at pp. 565-587.
  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. 1 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-14.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Kyoto prefecture at Wikimedia Commons