- Fukuoka Prefecture
Infobox Prefecture Japan
Name = Fukuoka
JapaneseName = 福岡県
Rōmaji = Fukuoka-ken
Symbol = Symbol of Fukuoka Prefecture.svg
Capital = Fukuoka (city)
Region = Kyūshū
TotalArea = 4,971.01
AreaRank = 29th
PCWater = 2.3
July 1, 2004
Population = 5,057,932
PopRank = 9th
Density = 1,017
Districts = 13
Municipalities = 65
ISOCode = JP-40
Website = [http://www.pref.fukuoka.lg.jp/somu/multilingual/english/top.html www.pref.fukuoka.lg.jp/somu/
Flower = "
Ume" blossom("Prunus mume")
Japanese Bush Warbler("Cettia diphone")
Wataru Asonihongo|Fukuoka Prefecture|福岡県|Fukuoka-ken is a prefecture of Japanlocated on Kyūshū Island. The capital is the city of Fukuoka.
Fukuoka Prefecture has signed Friendship Agreements with
Bangkok, Thailand, Delhi, India, and Hanoi, Vietnam.
Fukuoka includes the two largest cities on
Kyūshū, Fukuoka and Kitakyushu, and much of Kyūshū's industry. It also includes a number of small islandsnear the north coast of Kyūshū.
Twenty-eight cities are located in Fukuoka Prefecture:
* [http://www.fukuoka-art-museum.jp/english/index.html Fukuoka Art Museum] - In Ohori Park; contains a wide selection of contemporary and other art from around the world.
* [http://faam.city.fukuoka.jp/eng/home.html Fukuoka Asian Art Museum] - contains art from various countries of Asia.
* [http://museum.city.fukuoka.jp/english/index_e.html Fukuoka City Museum] - displays a broad range of items from the region's history, including a spectacular gold seal.
* [http://www.yokanavi.com/eg/data/kihon.asp?tourokuno=000013 Genko Historical Museum] (Museum of the Mongol Invasion) - In [http://kyushu.com/fukuoka/places_to_go/higashi_koen/1,city_parks,0,,1,1,0,,x.shtml Higashi Koen (East Park)] ; displays Japanese and Mongolian arms and armor from the 13th century as well as paintings on historical subjects.
* [http://kyushu.com/fukuoka/places_to_go/folk_museum/1,museums_galleries,0,,1,1,0,,x.shtml Hakata Machiya Folk Museum] - Dedicated to displaying the traditional ways of life, speech, and culture of the Fukuoka region.
The sports teams listed below are based in Fukuoka.
Avispa Fukuoka(Fukuoka city)
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks(Fukuoka city)
Fukuoka Rizing(Fukuoka city)
The most popular places for tourists are Fukuoka City, especially at the time of the Dontaku festival, and Dazaifu, although
Kitakyushuhas also tried to attract tourists.
Hawaii, United States
Jiangsu Province, China
Since 2003, Fukuoka Prefecture has had the highest frequency of
youth crimeamong all of the prefectures of Japan. [ [http://kyushu.yomiuri.co.jp/magazine/rupo/0709/ru_709_070913.htm 非行防げ、捜査員奮闘…少年犯罪全国ワースト１の福岡] - Yomiuri Shimbunjp icon]
Kokura prefectural office
New Kitakyushu airport
* [http://www.pref.fukuoka.lg.jp/somu/multilingual/english/top.html Official Fukuoka Prefecture website] en icon
* [http://2016fukuoka.com Official website of the Fukuoka 2016 Olympic Bid Committee] en icon
* [http://www.fukuoka-tourism.net/e/index.html Official Fukuoka Tourism Association website] en icon
* [http://www.kyushu.com/fukuoka/ Fukuoka information homepage] en icon
* [http://diddlefinger.com/m/fukuokaken/, English labelled map of Fukuoka Prefecture] en icon
* National Archives of Japan [http://jpimg.digital.archives.go.jp/jpg_prg/jgmWeb?%TmpFileDisp%env=jpeg2k_images/ezu/fukenchizu/029_fukuoka_e.env ... Fukuoka map (1891)]
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