Miyazaki Prefecture

Miyazaki Prefecture

Miyazaki Prefecture
宮崎県
Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 宮崎県
 • Rōmaji Miyazaki-ken
Official logo of Miyazaki Prefecture
Symbol of Miyazaki Prefecture
Location of Miyazaki Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Miyazaki (city)
Government
 • Governor Shunji Kōno
Area
 • Total 7,735.99 km2 (2,986.88 sq mi)
Area rank 14th
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 .jp.lg.miyazaki.prefwww

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 1
  • Geography 2
    • Cities 2.1
    • Districts 2.2
    • Mergers 2.3
  • Sports 3
    • Football (soccer) 3.1
    • Basketball (Bj League) 3.2
  • Transportation 4
    • Rail 4.1
    • Bus 4.2
    • Airport 4.3
  • See also 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

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

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] Miyazaki is the home of the hyuganatsu fruit.

As of April 1, 2012, 12% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Kirishima-Yaku National Park; Kyūshū Chūō Sanchi, Nichinan Kaigan, Nippō Kaigan, and Sobo-Katamuki Quasi-National Parks; and Mochio-Sekinoo, Osuzu, Saitobaru-Sugiyasukyō, Sobo Katamuki, Wanitsuka, and Yatake Kōgen Prefectural Natural Parks.[4]

Oyodo River in Miyazaki City
Cape Toi, which habitat place of Cycas revoluta (Sotetsu)

Cities

Map of Miyazaki Prefecture

Nine cities are located in Miyazaki Prefecture:

Districts

These are the towns and villages of each district:

Mergers

Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Miyazaki.

Football (soccer)

Basketball (Bj League)

  • Miyazaki Shining Suns (Miyazaki City)

Transportation

Rail

Bus

  • Miyazaki Kōtsu

Airport

Miyazaki Airport

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Miyazaki prefecture" at p. 651Annales des empereurs du japon, , p. 651, at Google Books.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780, 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.  
  4. ^ "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture" (PDF).  

References

  • Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128

External links

  • Official Miyazaki Prefecture website
  • Official Miyazaki Prefecture website (Japanese)
  • Miyazaki and Vicinity Information from the JNTO