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Nara Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

HistoryEdit

The area of Yamato Province was reorganized as Nara Prefecture during the Meiji period.[3]

GeographyEdit

Nara is bordered to the west by Wakayama Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture. Its border on the north meets Kyoto Prefecture. Mie Prefecture is on the east.

CitiesEdit

Towns and villagesEdit

Towns and villages in each district:

 
Hōryū-ji at cherry blossom, Ikaruga Town

National ParksEdit

National Parks are established in about 17% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Ōmiwa jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [5]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nara-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 699; "Kansai" at p. 477.
  2. Nussbaum, "Nara" at p. 698.
  3. Nussbaum, "Yamato" at p. 1046; "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-8-30.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1; retrieved 2012-3-13.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Nara prefecture at Wikimedia Commons