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Encyclopedia > Kumamoto Prefecture
Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県; Kumamoto-ken)
Map of Japan with Kumamoto highlighted
Capital Kumamoto (city)
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Governor Yoshiko Shiotani
Area 6,908.45 km² (16th)
 - % water 0.2%
Population (2000)
 - Population 1,859,451 (22nd)
 - Density 269 /km²
Districts 11
Municipalities 94
ISO 3166-2 JP-43
Web site www.pref.kumamoto.jp/
english/menu.html
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Gentian (Gentiana scabra var. buergeri)
 - Tree Camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora)
 - Bird Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Symbol of Kumamoto Prefecture
Symbol of Kumamoto Prefecture

Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県; Kumamoto-ken) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. The capital is the city of Kumamoto. Image File history File links Japan_kumamoto_map_small. ... Kumamoto (熊本市; -shi) is the capital city city of Kumamoto Prefecture on Kyushu island of 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... Kyushu region, Japan Kyūshū (九州) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... Kyushu region, Japan Kyushu (九州) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... 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. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species See text Gentian is the common name for the genus Gentiana L. 1753, belonging to the Gentian family (Gentianaceae), tribe Gentianeae and monophyletic subtribe Gentianinae. ... R-phrases 11-20/21/22-36/37/38 S-phrases 16-26-36 RTECS number EX1260000 (R) EX1250000 (S) Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ... Binomial name Alauda arvensis Linnaeus, 1758 The Skylark (Alauda arvensis) breeds across most of Europe and Asia and in the mountains of north Africa. ... Image File history File links Prefectural symbol Kumamoto (source: ja. ... Kyushu region, Japan Kyushu (九州) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... Kumamoto (熊本市; -shi) is the capital city city of Kumamoto Prefecture on Kyushu island of Japan. ...

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History

Historically the area was called Higo province and was renamed to Kumamoto prefecture during the Meiji Restoration as part of the abolition of the feudal system. The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The Meiji Restoration (Japanese: 明治維新, Meiji-ishin), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Revolution or Renewal, was a chain of events that led to a change in Japans political and social structure. ... Occurring in 1871, the abolition of the han system and establishment of the prefecture system (廃藩置県, haihan-chiken; hai abolish + han + chi set down + ken prefecture) was an act to replace the traditional han system and introduce new local government. ...


Geography

Kumamoto Prefecture is located in the center of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four major Japanese islands. It is bordered by the Ariake inland sea and the Amakusa archipelago to the west, Fukuoka Prefecture and Oita Prefecture to the north, Miyazaki Prefecture to the east, and Kagoshima Prefecture to the south. Kyushu region, Japan Kyushu (九州) is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... Ariake (有明町; -chou) is a town located in Soo District, Kagoshima, Japan. ... Amakusa (天草) is an island belonging to Japan, 26½ miles long and 13½ in extreme width, situated about 32°20N, 130°E, on the west of the province of Higo (island of Kyushu), from which it is separated by the Yatsushiro-kai. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... Fukuoka Prefecture (福岡県 Fukuoka-ken) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. ... ÅŒita Prefecture (大分県; ÅŒita-ken) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. ... Miyazaki Prefecture (Japanese: 宮崎県; Miyazaki-ken) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. ... Kagoshima Prefecture (鹿児島県 Kagoshima-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. ...


Mt. Aso (1592 m), an extensive active volcano, is in the east of Kumamoto Prefecture. This volcano is located at the center of the Aso caldera, the most famous caldera in Japan. The Aso crater is a tourist attraction. ... Eruption redirects here. ... Crater Lake, Oregon A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself. ... Crater Lake, Oregon A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself. ...


Cities


Arao (荒尾市; -shi) is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Hitoyoshi (人吉市; -shi) is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Hondo (本渡市; -shi) is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kikuchi (菊池市; -shi) is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kumamoto (熊本市; -shi) is the capital city city of Kumamoto Prefecture on Kyushu island of Japan. ... Minamata (水俣市; -shi) is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Tamana (玉名市; -shi) is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Ushibuka (牛深市; -shi) is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... // Uto (city) Uto (宇土市; -shi) is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Yamaga (山鹿市; -shi) is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Yatsushiro (八代市; -shi) is a city located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kami-Amakusa is a Japanese city which was founded on March 31, 2004, by merging the three cities Himedo, Matsushima and Ryugatake. ...


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. ...

Amakusa (天草郡; -gun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Amakusa (天草町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Ariake (有明町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Goshoura (御所浦町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Himedo (姫戸町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Itsuwa (五和町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kawaura (河浦町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kuratake (倉岳町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Matsushima (松島町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Reihoku (苓北町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Ryūgatake (龍ヶ岳町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Shinwa (新和町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Sumoto (栖本町; -machi) is a town located in Amakusa District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Ashikita (葦北郡; -gun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Ashikita (芦北町; -machi) is a town located in Ashikita District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Tanoura (田浦町; -machi) is a town located in Ashikita District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Tsunagi (津奈木町; -machi) is a town located in Ashikita District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Aso (阿蘇郡; -gun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Aso (阿蘇町; -machi) is a town in Aso District, Japan. ... Chōyō (長陽村; -mura) is a village located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Hakusui (白水村; -mura) is a village located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Ichinomiya (一の宮町; -machi) is a town located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kugino (久木野村; -mura) is a village located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Minamioguni (南小国町; -machi) is a town located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Namino (波野村; -son) is a village located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Nishihara (西原村; -mura) is a village located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Oguni (小国町; -machi) is a town located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Soyō (蘇陽町; -machi) is a town located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Takamori (高森町; -machi) is a town located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Ubuyama (産山村; -mura) is a village located in Aso District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kamimashiki (上益城郡; -gun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kashima (嘉島町; -machi) is a town located in Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kōsa (甲佐町; -machi) is a town located in Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Mashiki (益城町; -machi) is a town located in Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Mifune (御船町; -machi) is a town located in Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Seiwa (清和村; -son) is a village located in Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Yabe (矢部町; -machi) is a town located in Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kamoto (鹿本郡; -gun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kahoku (鹿北町; -machi) is a town located in Kamoto District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kamoto (鹿本町; -machi) is a town located in Kamoto District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kaō (鹿央町; -machi) is a town located in Kamoto District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kikuka (菊鹿町; -machi) is a town located in Kamoto District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Ueki (植木町; -machi) is a town located in Kamoto District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kikuchi (菊池郡; -gun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kikuyō (菊陽町; -machi) is a town located in Kikuchi District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kōshi (合志町; -machi) is a town located in Kikuchi District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kyokushi (旭志村; -mura) is a village located in Kikuchi District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Nishigōshi (西合志町; -machi) is a town located in Kikuchi District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Shichijō (七城町; -machi) is a town located in Kikuchi District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Shisui (泗水町; -machi) is a town located in Kikuchi District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kuma (球磨郡; Kumagun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Asagiri (あさぎり町; Asagirichou) is a town located in Kuma District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Itsuki (五木村; Itsukimura) is a village located in Kuma District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kuma (球磨村; Kumamura) is a village located in Kuma District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Mizukami (水上村; Mizukamimura) is a village located in Kuma District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Nishiki (錦町; Nishikimachi) is a town located in Kuma District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Sagara (相良村; Sagaramura) is a village located in Kuma District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Taragi (多良木町; Taragimachi) is a town located in Kuma District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Yamae (山江村; Yamaemura) is a village located in Kuma District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Yunomae (湯前町; Yunomaemachi) is a town located in Kuma District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Shimomashiki (下益城郡; -gun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Chūō (中央町; -machi) is a town located in Shimomashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Jōnan (城南町; -machi) is a town located in Shimomashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Matsubase (松橋町; -machi) is a town located in Shimomashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Ogawa (小川町; -machi) is a town located in Shimomashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Tomiai (富合町; -machi) is a town located in Shimomashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Tomochi (砥用町; -machi) is a town located in Shimomashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Toyono (豊野町; -machi) is a town located in Shimomashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Tamana (玉名郡; -gun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Gyokutō (玉東町; -machi) is a town located in Tamana District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kikusui (菊水町; -machi) is a town located in Tamana District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Mikawa (三加和町; -machi) is a town located in Tamana District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Nagasu (長洲町; -machi) is a town located in Tamana District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Nankan (南関町; -machi) is a town in Tamana District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Taimei (岱明町; -machi) is a town located in Tamana District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Tensui (天水町; -machi) is a town located in Tamana District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Yokoshima (横島町; -machi) is a town located in Tamana District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Uto (宇土郡; -gun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Misumi (三角町; -machi) is a town located in Uto District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Shiranuhi (不知火町; -machi) is a town located in Uto District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Yatsushiro (八代郡; -gun) is a district located in Kumamoto, Japan. ... Izumi (泉村; -mura) is a village located in Yatsushiro District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Kagami (鏡町; -machi) is a town located in Yatsushiro District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Miyahara (宮原町; -machi) is a town located in Yatsushiro District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Ryūhoku (竜北町; -machi) is a town located in Yatsushiro District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Sakamoto (坂本村; -mura) is a village located in Yatsushiro District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Senchō (千丁町; -machi) is a town located in Yatsushiro District, Kumamoto, Japan. ... Tōyō (東陽村; -mura) is a village located in Yatsushiro District, Kumamoto, Japan. ...

Economy

Kumamoto hosts a large Honda automobile plant. Beginning in 2007, a Honda factory on the site will produce non-silicon solar cells for homes and businesses, with a projected capacity roughly equivalent to 8,000 households/year.[1] Honda Motor Co. ... A solar cell, a form of photovoltaic cell, is a device that uses the photoelectric effect to generate electricity from light, thus generating solar power (energy). ...


Demographics

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Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

External links

  • Official Kumamoto Prefecture homepage
  • Kumamoto Links
  Kumamoto Prefecture Symbol of Kumamoto Prefecture
Cities: Arao | Hitoyoshi | Hondo | Kikuchi | Kumamoto (capital) | Minamata | Tamana | Ushibuka | Uto | Yamaga | Yatsushiro | Kami-Amakusa
Districts: Amakusa | Ashikita | Aso | Kamimashiki | Kamoto | Kikuchi | Kuma | Shimomashiki | Tamana | Uto | Yatsushiro
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit
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Welcome to Kumamoto Prefecture (164 words)
The Prefecture thrives on rich agricultural and marine resources, and is historically significant as a bastion of Christianity during the 1500’s.
Its thriving capital, Kumamoto City, is known throughout the country for its youthful exuberance - some of which is due to its two important universities.
Kumamoto is the perfect sightseeing base for exploring Japan’s southernmost island of Kyushu.
Kumamoto, Kumamoto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (345 words)
Kumamoto (熊本市; -shi) is the capital city city of Kumamoto Prefecture on Kyushu island of Japan.
Former Prime Minister of Japan Hosokawa Morihiro is a descendant of the Hosokawa clan of Kumamoto.
Within the outer walls of Kumamoto Castle is the Hosokawa Gyobu-tei, the former residence of the Higo daimyo.
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