Tottori Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

Tottori Prefecture (鳥取県, Tottori-ken) is a Japanese prefecture in the Chūgoku region of the island of Honshu.[1] The capital is the city of Tottori.[2] It is the least populous prefecture in Japan.

Tottori Prefecture
Japanese: 鳥取県
Tottori-ken
Map of Japan with Tottori highlighted
Capital Tottori (city)
Region Chūgoku
Island Honshu
Governor Shinji Hirai
Area (rank) 3,507.19 km² (41st)
 - % water 0.7%
Population  (April 1, 2011)
 - Population 584,982 (47th)
 - Density 166.89 /km²
Districts 5
Municipalities 19
ISO 3166-2 JP-31
Website www.pref.tottori.jp/
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Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Nijisseiki nashi pear blossom (Pyrus pyrifolia)
 - Tree Daisenkyaraboku (Taxus cuspidata)
 - Bird Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
 - Fish {{{Fish}}}
Symbol of Tottori Prefecture
Symbol of Tottori Prefecture
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Emblem of Tottori Prefecture.svg

HistoryEdit

Before the Meiji Restoration, Tottori encompassed the old provinces of Hōki and Inaba.[3]

GeographyEdit

The northern coastline of Tottori faces the Sea of Japan. Its eastern border meets Hyōgo Prefecture. The southern border meets Okayama Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture. The western border meets Shimane Prefecture.

CitiesEdit

Four cities are located in Tottori Prefecture:

National ParksEdit

National Parks are established in about 14% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Ubi jinjū and Shitori jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.[5]

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tottori Prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 990; "Chūgoku" at p. 127.
  2. Nussbaum, "Tottori" at p. 990.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-3-13.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Tottori prefecture at Wikimedia Commons