Miyazaki Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

Miyazaki Prefecture (宮崎県, Miyazaki-ken) is a prefecture in the Kyūshū region of Japan on the island of Kyushu. The capital city is Miyazaki.[1]

Miyazaki Prefecture
Japanese: 宮崎県
Miyazaki-ken
Map of Japan with Miyazaki highlighted
Capital Miyazaki
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Governor Shunji Kono (since 20 January 2011)
Area (rank) 6,684.67 km² (19th)
 - % water 0.3%
Population  (December 1, 2010)
 - Population 1,128,412 (37th)
 - Density 168.81 /km²
Districts 6
Municipalities 26
ISO 3166-2 JP-45
Website www.pref.miyazaki.lg.jp
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Hamayu (Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum)
 - Tree Phoenix palm (Phoenix canariensis)
 - Bird Ijima copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii ijimae)
 - Fish
Symbol of Miyazaki Prefecture
Symbol of Miyazaki Prefecture
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HistoryEdit

After the Meiji Restoration, the area of Hyūga Province was renamed Miyazaki Prefecture.[2]

Miyazaki is famous for various foods such as meat and fruit.

GeographyEdit

Miyazaki Prefecture is on the eastern coast of the island of Kyūshū. The southeast coastline faces the Pacific Ocean. Ōita Prefecture is north of Miyazaki. Kumamoto and Kagoshima Prefectures are to the west.

CitiesEdit

National parksEdit

National parks are established in about 12% of the total land area of the prefecture.[3]

PlantsEdit

Miyazaki is one of only two locations on Earth where the fungus Chorioactis geaster lives.[4]

Shrines and templesEdit

Tsuno jinja is the main Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.[5]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Miyazaki prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 651; Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Miyaszaki Prefecture, Regional Information; retrieved 2012-4-6.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  4. Nagao H, Kurogi S, Kiyota E, Sasatomi K. (2009). "Kumanasamuha geaster sp. nov., an anamorph of Chorioactis geaster from Japan". Mycologia 101 (6): 871–877. doi:10.3852/08-121. PMID 19927753. 
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-2-9.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Miyazaki prefecture at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 32°1′N 131°21′E / 32.017°N 131.350°E / 32.017; 131.350