Nara Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

Nara Prefecture (奈良県, Nara-ken) is a prefecture of Japan in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu.[1] The capital city is Nara.[2]

Nara Prefecture
Flag of Nara Prefecture
Official seal of Nara Prefecture
Nara Prefecture in Japan
Nara Prefecture in Japan
Country Japan
 • GovernorShōgo Arai
 • Total3,691 km2 (1,425 sq mi)
 (October 1, 2020)
 • Total1,324,473
 • Density358.8/km2 (929/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Postal code
Area code29000-9
ISO 3166 codeJP-29
WebsiteOfficial website

History change

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

Geography change

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.

Cities change

Towns and villages change

Towns and villages in each district:

Hōryū-ji at cherry blossom, Ikaruga Town

National Parks change

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

Shrines and Temples change

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

Related pages change

References change

  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 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-13.

Other websites change

  Media related to Nara prefecture at Wikimedia Commons