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Encyclopedia > Mie Prefecture
Mie Prefecture (三重県; Mie-ken)
Map of Japan with Mie highlighted
Capital Tsu
Region Kinki
Island Honshu
Governor Akihiko Noro
Area 5,776.44 km² (25th)
 - % water 0.7%
Population (January 1, 2003)
 - Population 1,863,815 (23rd)
 - Density 323 /km²
Districts 7
Municipalities 31
ISO 3166-2 JP-24
Web site www.pref.mie.jp/
ENGLISH/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Iris (Iris ensata)
 - Tree Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)
 - Bird Snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
Symbol of Mie Prefecture
Symbol of Mie Prefecture

Mie Prefecture (三重県; Mie-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Tsu. Image File history File links Small map of Mie prefecture Map outline from public domain maps at http://aoki2. ... Tsu (津市; -shi) is the capital of Mie Prefecture, 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... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... 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. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species See text. ... Binomial name Cryptomeria japonica (L. f. ... Genera Pluvialis Charadrius Thinornis Elseyornis Peltohyas Anarhynchus Phegornis Oreopholus Plovers are a widely distributed group of wading birds belonging to the subfamily Charadriinae. ... Mie prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... The Kansai region (関西) of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方; Kinki-chihō), lies in the middle of Japans main island, Honshu. ... 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... Tsu (津市; -shi) is the capital of Mie Prefecture, Japan. ...

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History

Mie Prefecture was formed after the Meiji Restoration from the old province of Ise, as well as the smaller provinces of Shima and Iga. 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. ... Categories: Old provinces of Japan | Japan geography stubs ... Shima (志摩国; -no kuni) or Shishu (志州 shishū) was a province of Japan which consisted of a peninsula in the southeastern part of modern Mie Prefecture. ... Iga Province (伊賀国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area that is today western Mie prefecture. ...


Geography

Mie Prefecture forms the eastern part of the Kii Peninsula, and is bordered by Aichi, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama. It is considered part of the Kinki region, but it is close to Nagoya and has a number of suburbs of Nagoya. Most of the prefecture is mountainous, with a populous coastal plain along Ise Bay in the northeast, and high mountains along the southern coast, the Shima Peninsula, and the western border with the rest of Kinki, including a high plateau around Iga near Nara. The Kii Peninsula is one of the largest peninsulas on the island of Honshu in Japan. ... Aichi Prefecture (愛知県 Aichi-ken) is located in the Chubu region of Japan. ... Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県 Gifu-ken), is located in the Chubu region of central Japan. ... Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県 Shiga-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Kyōto Prefecture (京都府; Kyōto-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Nara Prefecture (奈良県; Nara-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu Island, Japan. ... Wakayama Prefecture (和歌山県; Wakayama-ken) is part of the Kii Peninsula in the Kinki region on Honshu island, 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. ... This article is about the city in Mie Prefecture. ... Iga (伊賀町; -cho) is a town located in Ayama District, Mie, Japan. ... Nara (Japanese: 奈良市, Nara-shi) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan, near Kyoto. ...


As of 2000 Mie Prefecture's 5,776.44 km² landmass is divided into 64.8% forest, 11.5% agriculture, 6% residential area, 3.8% roads, and 3.6% rivers. The remaining 10.3% are not classifed. This article is about the year 2000. ... A dense growth of softwoods (a forest) in the Sierra Nevada Range of Northern California A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, a wooded area set aside for hunting). ... A typical rural county road in Indiana, USA, where traffic drives on the right. ... The Murray River in Australia. ...


Cities

Hisai (久居市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... Iga (伊賀町; -cho) is a town located in Ayama District, Mie, Japan. ... Inabe City is located in the northernmost tip of Mie Prefecture, and touches Gifu Prefecture and Shiga Prefecture. ... This article is about the city in Mie Prefecture. ... Kameyama (亀山市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... Kumano (熊野市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... Kuwana (桑名市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... Matsusaka (松阪市; -shi; also Matsuzaka) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... Nabari (名張市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... Shima (志摩町; -cho) is a town located in Shima District, Mie, Japan. ... Suzuka (鈴鹿市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan, about 50 miles south west of Nagoya. ... Toba (鳥羽市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... Tsu (津市; -shi) is the capital of Mie Prefecture, Japan. ... Yokkaichi (四日市市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ...

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. ...

Inabe (員弁郡; Inobe-gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Tōin (東員町; Tōin-chō) is a town located in Inabe District, Mie, Japan. ... Kitamuro (北牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Kuwana (桑名郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Kisosaki (木曽岬町; -cho) is a town located in Kuwana District, Mie, Japan. ... Mie (三重郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Asahi (朝日町; -cho) is a town located in Mie District, Japan. ... Kawagoe (川越町; -cho) is a town located in Mie District, Mie, Japan. ... Komono (菰野町; -cho) is a town located in Mie District, Mie, Japan. ... Minamimuro (南牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Kihō (紀宝町; -cho) is a town located in Minamimuro District, Mie, Japan. ... Mihama (御浜町; -cho) is a town located in Minamimuro District, Mie, Japan. ... Taki (多気郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Meiwa (明和町; -cho) is a town located in Taki District, Mie, Japan. ... Odai (大台町; -cho) is a town located in Taki District, Mie, Japan. ... Taki (多気町; -cho) is a town located in Taki District, Mie, Japan. ... Watarai (度会郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Tamaki (玉城町; -cho) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie, Japan. ... Watarai (度会町; -cho) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie, Japan. ...

Mergers

(as of Jan 10, 2006)

October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shima (志摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Ago (阿児町; -cho) was a town located in Shima District, Mie, Japan. ... Daiō (大王町; -chō) was a town located in Shima District, Mie, Japan. ... Hamajima (浜島町; -cho) was a town located in Shima District, Mie, Japan. ... Isobe (磯部町; -cho) was a town located in Shima District, Mie, Japan. ... Shima (志摩町; -cho) is a town located in Shima District, Mie, Japan. ... Shima (志摩町; -cho) is a town located in Shima District, Mie, Japan. ... Shima (志摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... 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. ... Ueno (上野市; -shi) was a city located in Mie, Japan. ... Ayama (阿山町; -cho) was a town located in Ayama District, Mie, Japan. ... Shimagahara (島ヶ原村; -mura) was a village located in Ayama District, Mie, Japan. ... Aoyama (青山町; -cho) was a town located in Naga District, Mie, Japan. ... Oyamada (大山田村; -mura) was a village located in Ayama District, Mie, Japan. ... Ayama (阿山郡; -gun) was a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Naga (名賀郡; -gun) was a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Iga (伊賀町; -cho) is a town located in Ayama District, Mie, Japan. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nagashima (長島町; -cho) is a town located in Kuwana District, Mie, Japan. ... Tado (多度町; -cho) is a town located in Kuwana District, Mie, Japan. ... Kuwana (桑名郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Kuwana (桑名市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ureshino (嬉野町; -cho) is a town located in Ichishi District, Mie, Japan. ... Mikumo (三雲町; -cho) is a town located in Ichishi District, Mie, Japan. ... Ichishi (一志郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Iinan (飯南町; -cho) is a town located in Iinan District, Mie, Japan. ... Iitaka (飯高町; -cho) is a town located in Iinan District, Mie, Japan. ... Iinan (飯南郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Matsusaka (松阪市; -shi; also Matsuzaka) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... Iinan (飯南郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seki (関町; -cho) is a town located in Suzuka District, Mie, Japan. ... Suzuka (鈴鹿郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Kameyama (亀山市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... Suzuka (鈴鹿郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kusu (楠町; -cho) was a town located in Mie District, Mie, Japan. ... Mie (三重郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Yokkaichi (四日市市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kisei (紀勢町; -cho) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie, Japan. ... Omiya (大宮町; -cho) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie, Japan. ... Watarai (度会郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nansei (南勢町; -cho) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie, Japan. ... Nanto (南島町; -cho) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie, Japan. ... Watarai (度会郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kiinagashima (紀伊長島町; -cho) is a town located in Kitamuro District, Mie, Japan. ... Miyama (海山町; -cho) is a town located in Kitamuro District, Mie, Japan. ... Kitamuro (北牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kiwa (紀和町; -cho) is a town located in Minamimuro District, Mie, Japan. ... Minamimuro (南牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Kumano (熊野市; -shi) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Futami (二見町; -cho) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie, Japan. ... Obata (小俣町; -cho) is a town located in Watarai District, Mie, Japan. ... Misono (御薗村; -mura) is a village located in Watarai District, Mie, Japan. ... Watarai (度会郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... This article is about the city in Mie Prefecture. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anō (安濃町; -cho) is a town located in Age District, Japan. ... Geinō (芸濃町; -cho) is a town located in Age District, Mie, Japan. ... Kawage (河芸町; -cho) is a town located in Age District, Mie, Japan. ... Misato (美里村; -mura) is a village located in Age District, Mie, Japan. ... Age (安芸郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Hakusan (白山町; -cho) is a town located in Ichishi District, Mie, Japan. ... Ichishi (一志町; -cho) is a town located in Ichishi District, Mie, Japan. ... Karasu (香良洲町; -cho) is a town located in Ichishi District, Mie, Japan. ... Misugi (美杉村; -mura) is a village located in Ichishi District, Mie, Japan. ... Ichishi (一志郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Tsu (津市; -shi) is the capital of Mie Prefecture, Japan. ... Age (安芸郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Ichishi (一志郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seiwa (勢和村; -mura) is a village located in Taki District, Mie, Japan. ... Taki (多気郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Taki (多気町; -cho) is a town located in Taki District, Mie, Japan. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miyagawa (宮川村; -mura) is a village located in Taki District, Mie, Japan. ... Taki (多気郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Odai (大台町; -cho) is a town located in Taki District, Mie, Japan. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Udono (鵜殿村; -mura) is a village located in Minamimuro District, Mie, Japan. ... Minamimuro (南牟婁郡; -gun) is a district located in Mie, Japan. ... Kihō (紀宝町; -cho) is a town located in Minamimuro District, Mie, Japan. ...

Economy

Mie's manufacturing industry specializes in transport machinery, such as ships and cars, and chemicals, particularly oil refining. Agricultural products include tea, beef, and pearls.


Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Some of Mie's better-known sights include:

Famous local products include lobster, known as "Ise shrimp" (伊勢えび ise-ebi) after the prefecture, and Matsusaka beef. Ise Shrine (Ise-jingū 伊勢神宮; alternately Grand Shrines of Ise or Ise Daijingū 伊勢大神宮) is a shrine to Shinto goddess Amaterasu ōmikami, located in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture, Japan. ... Kokichi Mikimoto (御木本 幸吉) (March 10, 1858 – September 21, 1954) is the Japanese inventor of the cultured pearl. ... Toba can be: T. O. B. A., the Theater Owners Booking Association, a major black vaudeville circuit. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Subfamilies and Genera Neophoberinae Acanthacaris Thymopinae Nephropsis Nephropides Thymops Thymopsis Nephropinae Homarus Nephrops Homarinus Metanephrops Eunephrops Thymopides Clawed lobsters comprise a family (Nephropidae, sometimes also Homaridae) of large marine crustaceans. ... Matsusaka (松阪市; -shi; also Matsuzaka) is a city located in Mie, Japan. ...


Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

External links

  • Mie Prefecture official homepage
  Mie Prefecture Symbol of Mie Prefecture
Cities
Hisai | Iga | Inabe | Ise | Kameyama | Kumano | Kuwana | Matsusaka | Nabari | Owase | Shima | Suzuka | Toba | Tsu (capital) | Yokkaichi
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Inabe | Kitamuro | Kuwana | Mie | Minamimuro | Taki | Watarai
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit
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Mie Prefecture of Japan - Japan's Geography (166 words)
Mie prefecture (Mie-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan.
Geography: Mie prefecture is bordered by Aichi, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.
Mie prefecture is famous for the Mikimoto pearl island formerly known as Ojima island, the Shinto shrine in Ise built in the 1st century, the invention of Ninja spies at Ueno castle, the wedded rocks at Futamigaura beach, and Matsuzaka beef.
Mie Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (312 words)
Mie Prefecture was formed after the Meiji Restoration from the old province of Ise, as well as the smaller provinces of Shima and Iga.
Mie Prefecture forms the eastern part of the Kii Peninsula, and is bordered by Aichi, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.
Most of the prefecture is mountainous, with a populous coastal plain along Ise Bay in the northeast, and high mountains along the southern coast, the Shima Peninsula, and the western border with the rest of Kinki, including a high plateau around Iga near Nara.
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