Osaka Prefecture (大阪府, Ōsaka-fu) is a prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan on the island of Honshu. The capital city is Osaka.
|• Governor||Hirofumi Yoshimura|
|• Total||1,905.14 km2 (735.58 sq mi)|
(April 1, 2018)
|• Density||4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-27|
|Prefectural flower||Japanese apricot (Prunus mume)|
Primrose (Primula sieboldii)
|Prefectural tree||Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba)|
|Prefectural bird||Bull-headed shrike (Lanius bucephalus)|
|Number of districts||5|
|Number of municipalities||43|
Osaka prefecture was created by merging the area of Kawachi Province, Izumi Province and Settsu Province.
In 1994, the Kansai International Airport opened. This is one of the main international airport hubs of Japan.
Osaka Prefecture has borders with Hyōgo Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture in the north. Nara is east of Osaka. Wakayama Prefecture shares the prefecture's southern border. The west faces Osaka Bay.
The Yodo River (淀川, Yodo-gawa) flows through the prefecture.
Thirty-three cities are located in Osaka Prefecture:
National Parks are established in about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and TemplesEdit
Hiraoka jinja, Ōtori jina, and Sumiyoshi taisha are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.
Osaka based organizationsEdit
- Cerezo Osaka
- Gamba Osaka
- Kansai Ki-in (Largest Go organization in Osaka)
- Osaka University (One of the largest national university in Japan)
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Osaka-fu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 759; "Kansai" at p. 477.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Osaka" at p. 759.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- ↑ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MLIT), Kansai International Airport; retrieved 2012-1-20.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Yodo-gawa" at p. 1053.
- ↑ Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
- ↑ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-3-13.
Media related to Osaka prefecture at Wikimedia Commons
- Osaka Prefecture website Archived 2012-02-17 at the Wayback Machine