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]

Japanese transcription(s)
 • RomajiMiyazaki-ken
Flag of Miyazaki
Official seal of Miyazaki
Location of Miyazaki in Japan
Location of Miyazaki in Japan
Coordinates: 32°1′N 131°21′E / 32.017°N 131.350°E / 32.017; 131.350
Country Japan
 • GovernorShunji Kono (since 20 January 2011)
 • Total6,684.67 km2 (2,580.97 sq mi)
 • Rank19th
 (December 1, 2010)
 • Total1,128,412
 • Rank37th
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-45
Prefectural flowerHamayu (Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum)
Prefectural treePhoenix palm (Phoenix canariensis)
Prefectural birdIjima copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii ijimae)
Number of districts6
Number of municipalities26

History change

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.

Geography change

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.

Cities change

National parks change

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

Plants change

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

Shrines and temples change

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

Related pages change

References change

  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. S2CID 27704164.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-2-9.

Other websites change

  Media related to Miyazaki prefecture at Wikimedia Commons