Miyazaki Prefecture


Miyazaki Prefecture
Miyazaki Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 – Japanese 宮崎県
 – Rōmaji Miyazaki-ken

Symbol of Miyazaki Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Miyazaki
Government
 – Governor Shunji Kono (since 20 January 2011)
Area
 – Total 6,684.67 km2 (2,581 sq mi)
Area rank 19th
Population (December 1, 2010)
 – Total 1,128,412
 – Rank 37th
 – Density 168.81/km2 (437.2/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-45
Districts 6
Municipalities 26
Flower Hamayu (Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum)
Tree Phoenix palm (Phoenix canariensis)
Bird Ijima copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii ijimae)
Website www.pref.miyazaki.lg.jp
Map of Miyazaki Prefecture.

Miyazaki Prefecture (宮崎県 Miyazaki-ken?) is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu.[1] The capital is the city of Miyazaki.

Contents

History

Historically, after the Meiji Restoration, Hyūga Province was renamed Miyazaki Prefecture.[2]

In May 2010 the Governor declared a state of emergency because of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.[1]

Geography

Miyazaki Prefecture is located on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east, Ōita Prefecture to the north, and Kumamoto and Kagoshima Prefectures to the west. It is one of only two locations on Earth where the fungus Chorioactis geaster is found.[3]

Region

Nine cities, 14 towns and three villages are located in Miyazaki Prefecture:

Cities

Districts

Mergers

Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Miyazaki.

Football (soccer)

Basketball (Bj League)

Transportation

Train

Bus

  • Miyazaki Kōtsu

Gallery

See also

  • Miyazaki Ocean Dome
  • History of Miyazaki Prefecture

Notes

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Miyazaki prefecture" at Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 651 at Google Books.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780 at Google Books.
  3. ^ Nagao H, Kurogi S, Kiyota E, Sasatomi K. (2009). "Kumanasamuha geaster sp. nov., an anamorph of Chorioactis geaster from Japan". Mycologia 101 (6): 871–877. doi:10.3852/08-121. PMID 19927753. 

References

External links

Coordinates: 32°1′N 131°21′E / 32.017°N 131.35°E / 32.017; 131.35


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