|• Governor||Shunji Kōno|
|• Total||7,735.99 km2 (2,986.88 sq mi)|
|Population (December 1, 2010)|
|• Density||168.81/km2 (437.2/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-45|
|Flower||Hamayu (Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum)|
|Tree||Phoenix palm (Phoenix canariensis)|
|Bird||Ijima copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii ijimae)|
- History 1
- Cities 2.1
- Districts 2.2
- Mergers 2.3
- Football (soccer) 3.1
- Basketball (Bj League) 3.2
- Rail 4.1
- Bus 4.2
- Airport 4.3
- See also 5
- Notes 6
- References 7
- External links 8
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. 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.
Nine cities are located in Miyazaki Prefecture:
These are the towns and villages of each district:
The sports teams listed below are based in Miyazaki.
Basketball (Bj League)
- Miyazaki Shining Suns (Miyazaki City)
- Miyazaki Kōtsu
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Miyazaki prefecture" at p. 651Annales des empereurs du japon, , p. 651, at Google Books.
- Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780, p. 780, at Google Books.
- 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.
- "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture" (PDF).
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 58053128
- Official Miyazaki Prefecture website
- Official Miyazaki Prefecture website (Japanese)
- Miyazaki and Vicinity Information from the JNTO