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Encyclopedia > Gifu Prefecture
Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県 Gifu-ken)
Map of Japan with Gifu highlighted
Capital Gifu (city)
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Governor Hajime Furuta
Area 10,598.18 km² (7th)
 - % water 0.2%
Population (October 1, 2000)
 - Population 2,107,687 (18th)
 - Density 199 /km²
Districts 11
Municipalities 49
ISO 3166-2 JP-21
Web site www.pref.gifu.jp/
index_e.htm
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Chinese milk vetch (Astragalus sinicus)
 - Tree Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata)
 - Bird Rock ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus)
Symbol of Gifu Prefecture
Symbol of Gifu Prefecture

Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県 Gifu-ken), is located in the Chubu region of central Japan. The capital is the city of Gifu. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 77 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Gifu highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Gifu (岐阜市; -shi) is the capital city of Gifu Prefecture in the Chubu region of central Japan. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the Chōbu regions most famous landmark. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Binomial name Lagopus mutus (Montin, 1781) The Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) is a small (31-35 cm) bird in the grouse family. ... Gifu prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... Chūbu (中部地方 Chūbu-chihō) is the central region of Honshu, Japans main island. ... Japan is informally divided into eight regions. ... Gifu (岐阜市; -shi) is the capital city of Gifu Prefecture in the Chubu region of central Japan. ...

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History

Gifu prefecture consists of the old provinces of Hida and Mino. Before the modern prefecture system was established, the land of Japan was divided into tens of Kuni (国, Countries). ... Categories: Japan geography stubs | Old provinces of Japan ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ...


Geography

It is landlocked and is located north of Aichi in the mountains. Most of the northern and eastern part of the prefecture is dominated by high mountains, and most of the population lives in the south, near the Nagoya metropolitan area. Compass rose with north highlighted and at top North is one of the four cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction: north is used (explicitly or implicitly) to define all other directions; the (visual) top edges of maps usually correspond to the... Aichi Prefecture (愛知県 Aichi-ken) is located in the Chubu region of Japan. ... Nagoya Castle Nagoya (名古屋市; -shi) is the fourth largest (third largest metropolitan region) and the third most prosperous city in Japan. ...


Cities

Ena (恵那市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Gero (下呂市; -shi) is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. ... Gifu (岐阜市; -shi) is the capital city of Gifu Prefecture in the Chubu region of central Japan. ... Gujo (郡上市; -shi) is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. ... Hashima (羽島市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Hida (飛騨市; -shi) is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. ... Kakamigahara (各務原市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Kani (可児市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Mino (美濃市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Minokamo (美濃加茂市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. ... Mizuho (瑞穂市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. ... Mizunami (瑞浪市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Motosu (本巣市, -shi) is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. ... Nakatsugawa (中津川市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Ōgaki (大垣市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Seki (関市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Tajimi (多治見市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Takayama (高山市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Toki (土岐市; -shi) is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Gifu Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...

Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district. The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Anpachi (安八郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Anpachi (安八町; -chou) is a town located in Anpachi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Gōdo (神戸町; -chō) is a town located in Anpachi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Sunomata (墨俣町; -chou) is a town located in Anpachi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Wanouchi (輪之内町; -chou) is a town located in Anpachi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Fuwa (不破郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Sekigahara (関ヶ原町; -chou) is a town located in Fuwa District, Gifu, Japan. ... Tarui (垂井町; -chou) is a town located in Fuwa District, Gifu, Japan. ... Hashima (羽島郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Ginan (岐南町; -chou) is a town located in Hashima District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kasamatsu (笠松町; -chou) is a town located in Hashima District, Gifu, Japan. ... Yanaizu (柳津町; -chou) is a town located in Hashima District, Gifu, Japan. ... Ibi (揖斐郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Ibigawa (揖斐川町; -chou) is a town located in Ibi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Ikeda (池田町; -chou) is a town located in Ibi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Ōno (大野町; -chou) is a town located in Ibi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kaizu (海津郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Hirata (平田町; -chou) is a town located in Kaizu District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kaizu (海津町; -chou) is a town located in Kaizu District, Gifu, Japan. ... Nannō (南濃町; -chō) is a town located in Kaizu District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kamo (加茂郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Hichisō (七宗町; -chō) is a town located in Kamo District, Gifu, Japan. ... Higashishirakawa (東白川村; -mura) is a village located in Kamo District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kawabe (川辺町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Gifu, Japan. ... Sakahogi (坂祝町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Gifu, Japan. ... Shirakawa (白川町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Gifu, Japan. ... Tomika (富加町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Gifu, Japan. ... Yaotsu (八百津町; -chou) is a town located in Kamo District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kani (可児郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Kaneyama (兼山町; -chou) is a town located in Kani District, Gifu, Japan. ... Mitake (御嵩町; -chou) is a town located in Kani District, Gifu, Japan. ... Motosu (本巣郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Kitagata (北方町; -chou) is a town located in Motosu District, Gifu, Japan. ... Ōno (大野郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Categories: World Heritage Sites in Japan | Stub ... Toki (土岐郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Kasahara (笠原町; -chou) is a town located in Toki District, Gifu, Japan. ... Yōrō (養老郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Kamiishizu (上石津町; -chou) is a town located in Yōrō District, Gifu, Japan. ... Yōrō (養老町; -chou) is a town located in Yōrō District, Gifu, Japan. ...

Mergers

  • Yamagata merger

On April 1, 2003 both towns and the village from the former Yamagata (dissolved by this action) merged, forming the city of Yamagata. The merged municipalities were Ijira, Miyama, and Takatomi. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yamagata (someone please fill in the Japanese) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Gifu Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...

  • Gujo merger

On March 1, 2004 all seven towns and villages from the former Gujo District (dissolved by this action) merged, forming the city of Gujo. The towns and villages that merged were Hachiman, Meihou, Minami, Shitori, Takasu, Wara, and Yamato. March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gujo (someone please fill in the Japanese) was a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Gujo (郡上市; -shi) is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. ... Yamato is a former town located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. ...

  • Gero merger

On March 1, 2004 all four towns and the village from the former Mashita District (dissolved by this action) merged, forming the city of Gero. The towns and village that merged were Gero (town), Hagiwara, Kanayama, Kosaka, and Maze. March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mashita (益田郡;-gun) was a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Gero (下呂市; -shi) is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. ...

  • Ena expansion

On October 25, 2004 four towns and a village from Ena District merged into the expanded city of Ena. The municipalities involved in this merger were Akechi, Iwamura, Kamiyahagi, Kushihara, and Yamaoka. October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ena (恵那郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Ena (恵那市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Akechi (明智町; -chou) is a town located in Ena District, Japan. ... Iwamura (岩村町; -chou) is a town located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kamiyahagi (上矢作町; -chou) is a town located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kushihara (串原村; -mura) is a village located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan. ... Yamaoka (山岡町; -chou) is a town located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan. ...

  • Kakamigahara expansion

On November 1, 2004 the former town of Kawashima from Hashima District merged into the expanded city of Kakamigahara. November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kawashima (川島町; -chou) is a town located in Hashima District, Gifu, Japan. ... Hashima (羽島郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Kakamigahara (各務原市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ...

  • Kakamigahara expansion

On November 1, 2004 the former town of Kawashima from Hashima District merged into the expanded city of Kakamigahara. November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kawashima (川島町; -chou) is a town located in Hashima District, Gifu, Japan. ... Hashima (羽島郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Kakamigahara (各務原市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ...

  • Ibigawa expansion

On January 31, 2005 five villages from Ibi District merged into the expanded town of Ibigawa. The villages involved in this merger were Fujihashi, Kasuga, Kuze, Sakauchi, and Tanigumi. January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ibi (揖斐郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Ibigawa (揖斐川町; -chou) is a town located in Ibi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Fujihashi (藤橋村; -mura) is a village located in Ibi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kasuga (春日村; -mura) is a village located in Ibi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kuze (久瀬村; -mura) is a village located in Ibi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Sakauchi (坂内村; -mura) is a village located in Ibi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Tanigumi (谷汲村; -mura) is a village located in Ibi District, Gifu, Japan. ...

  • Takayama expansion

On February 1, 2005 nine towns and villages from Ono District and the former Yoshiki District (dissolved by this action) merged into the expanded city of Takayama. The towns and villages participating in this merger were, from Ono District, Asahi, Kiyomi, Kuguno, Miya, Nyukawa, Shokawa, and Takane, and, from Yoshiki District, Kamitakara and Kokufu. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ōno (大野郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Yoshiki (吉城郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Takayama (高山市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Asahi (朝日村; -mura) is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kiyomi (清見村; -mura) is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kuguno (久々野町; -chou) is a town located in Ōno District, Gifu, Japan. ... Miya (宮村; -mura) is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu, Japan. ... Nyūkawa (丹生川村; -mura) is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu, Japan. ... Shōkawa (荘川村; -mura) is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu, Japan. ... Takane (高根村; -mura) is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kamitakara (上宝村; -mura) is a village located in Yoshiki District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kokufu (国府町; -chou) is a town located in Yoshiki District, Gifu, Japan. ...

  • Seki expansion

On February 7, 2005 five towns and villages from the former Mugi District (dissolved by this action) merged into the expanded city of Seki. The towns and villages involved in this merger were Horado, Itadori, Kaminoho, Mugegawa, and Mugi. February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mugi (武儀郡; -gun) was a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Seki (関市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Horado (洞戸村; -mura) is a village located in Mugi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Itadori (板取村; -mura) is a village located in Mugi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kaminoho (上之保村; -mura) is a village located in Mugi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Mugegawa (武芸川町; -chou) was a town located in Mugi District, Gifu, Japan. ... Mugi (武儀町; -chou) was a town located in Mugi District, Gifu, Japan. ...

  • Nakatsugawa expansion

On February 13, 2005 six towns and villages from the former Ena District (dissolved by this action) merged into the expanded city of Nakatsugawa. The towns and villages involved in this merger were Fukuoka, Hirukawa, Kashimo, Kawaue, Sakashita, and Tsukechi. February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ena (恵那郡; -gun) is a district located in Gifu, Japan. ... Nakatsugawa (中津川市; -shi) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. ... Fukuoka (福岡町; -chou) is a town located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan. ... Hirukawa (蛭川村; -mura) is a village located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kashimo (加子母村; -mura) is a village located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan. ... Kawaue (川上村; -mura) is a village located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan. ... Sakashita (坂下町; -chou) is a town located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan. ... Tsukechi (付知町; -chou) is a town located in Ena District, Gifu, Japan. ...


Economy

Gifu's economy includes many traditional industries such as agriculture and woodworking, but it is dominated by manufacturing industries extending from the Nagoya area, such as aerospace and automotive industry. A major characteristic of Gifu's industry is a wealth of small component manufacturers, such as precision machining, die and mold making, and plastic forming.


Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

External links

  • Official Gifu Prefecture homepage
  • Wikitravel: Gifu Prefecture
  Gifu Prefecture Symbol of Gifu Prefecture
Cities
Ena | Gero | Gifu (capital) | Gujo | Hashima | Hida | Kakamigahara | Kani | Mino | Minokamo | Mizuho | Mizunami | Motosu | Nakatsugawa | Ogaki | Seki | Tajimi | Takayama | Toki | Yamagata
Districts
Anpachi | Fuwa | Hashima | Ibi | Kaizu | Kamo | Kani | Motosu | Ono | Toki | Yoro
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit
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