Tottori Prefecture


Tottori Prefecture

Infobox Prefecture Japan
Name = Tottori
JapaneseName = 鳥取県
Rōmaji = Tottori-ken
Symbol = PrefSymbol-Tottori.png Capital = Tottori (city)
Region = Chūgoku
Island = Honshū
TotalArea = 3,507.19
AreaRank = 41st
PCWater = 0.7
PopDate = December 1, 2002
Population = 618,727
PopRank = 47th
Density = 176
Districts = 5
Municipalities = 19
ISOCode = JP-31
Flower = Nijisseiki nashi pear blossom ("Pyrus pyrifolia")
Tree = Daisenkyaraboku ("Taxus cuspidata")
Bird = Mandarin Duck ("Aix galericulata")



Website = [http://www.pref.tottori.jp/english/ www.pref.tottori.jp/ english/]
Governor = Shinji Hirai
nihongo|Tottori Prefecture|鳥取県|"Tottori-ken" is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Tottori. It is the "least populous" prefecture in Japan.

History

Geography

Tottori is home to the Tottori Sand Dunes (鳥取砂丘; "tottori-sakyū"), Japan's only large dune system.

Cities

Four cities are located in Tottori Prefecture:
*Kurayoshi
*Sakaiminato
*Tottori (capital)
*Yonago

Towns and villages

Towns and villages in each district:

Mergers

Economy

Tottori Prefecture is heavily agricultural and its products are shipped to major cities. Some of the famous products are nashi pear, nagaimo, rakkyo, negi ("shiro-negi", Welsh onion), and watermelon.

Demographics

Culture

Shan-shan festival

Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Tottori.

Football (soccer)

*Gainare Tottori (Yonago)

Tourism

* Koyama Pond
* Daisen (mountain)
* Tottori Sand Dunes
* Kitarou Road

Prefectural symbols

The symbol is derived from the first mora in Japanese for "" combined with the picture of a flying bird, and symbolizes peace, liberty, and the advancement of the Tottori prefecture. It was enacted in 1968 to celebrate the 100th year from the first year of the Meiji Era.

Miscellaneous topics

External links

* [http://www.pref.tottori.jp/english/ Official Tottori Prefecture homepage]
* [http://www.ordisante.com/2006/04/02/happy-small-town-life.html Tourist report of Tottori]


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