Yamaguchi Prefecture

prefecture of Japan

Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県, Yamaguchi-ken) is a Japanese prefecture at the western end of the Chūgoku region on the island of Honshū.[1] The capital is the city of Yamaguchi.[2]

Yamaguchi
山口県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • RomajiYamaguchi-ken
Official seal of Yamaguchi
Location of Yamaguchi in Japan
Location of Yamaguchi in Japan
Country Japan
RegionChūgoku
IslandHonshū
CapitalYamaguchi
Government
 • GovernorTsugumasa Muraoka
Area
 • Total6,110.94 km2 (2,359.45 sq mi)
Area rank22nd
Population
 (May 1, 2011)
 • Total1,445,702
 • Rank25th
 • Density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-35
Prefectural flowerBitter summer mandarin blossom (Citrus natsudaidai)
Prefectural treeRed pine tree (Pinus densiflora)
Prefectural birdHooded Crane Grus monacha
Prefectural birdTetraodontidae (Takifugu rubripes)
Number of districts4
Number of municipalities19
Websitewww.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp/foreign/
english/
Emblem of Yamaguchi Prefecture.svg

HistoryEdit

The area of Yamaguchi Prefecture includes the old provinces of Suō and Nagato.[3]

GeographyEdit

Yamaguchi is at the southern end of Honshū. The Sea of Japan forms its northern coastline; and the Seto Inland Sea is on its southern coast. Its northeastern border meets Shimane Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture.

CitiesEdit

There are 13 cities in Yamaguchi, including

National ParksEdit

National Parks are established in about 7% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and TemplesEdit

Tamanoya jinja and Sumiyoshi jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [5]

Notable people from YamaguchiEdit

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Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Yamaguchi-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, pp. 1039-1040; "Chūgoku" at p. 127.
  2. Nussbaum, "Yamaguchi" at p. 1039.
  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 2012-8-26.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-26.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Yamaguchi prefecture at Wikimedia Commons


Coordinates: 34°4′N 131°30′E / 34.067°N 131.500°E / 34.067; 131.500