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Encyclopedia > Miyagi Prefecture
Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県; Miyagi-ken)
Map of Japan with Miyagi highlighted
Capital Sendai
Region Tōhoku
Island Honshu
Governor Yoshihiro Murai
Area 7,285.16 km² (17th)
 - % water 0.3%
Population (October 1, 2002)
 - Population 2,370,280 (15th)
 - Density 325 /km²
Districts 12
Municipalities 43
ISO 3166-2 JP-04
Web site www.pref.miyagi.jp/
english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Miyagi bush clover (Lespedeza thunbergii)
 - Tree Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata)
 - Bird Wild goose
Symbol of Miyagi Prefecture
Symbol of Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県; Miyagi-ken) is located in the Tōhoku Region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is Sendai. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 79 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Miyagi highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Location Country Japan Region Tōhoku Prefecture Miyagi Prefecture District N/A Sendai Citys location in Miyagi Prefecture Physical characteristics Area 788. ... 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... Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ... 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) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... in addition, it is an invasive plant species, which is killing the other prairie plants in areas such as GReat Falls in Maryland Species Lespedeza angustifolia Lespedeza bicolor Lespedeza buergeri Lespedeza capitata Lespedeza chinensis Lespedeza cyrtobotrya Lespedeza cyrtobuergeri Lespedeza davidii Lespedeza davurica Lespedeza hirta Lespedeza homoloba Lespedeza intermedia Lespedeza intermixta... Species Zelkova abelicea - Cretan Zelkova Zelkova carpinifolia - Caucasian Zelkova Zelkova serrata - Keaki or Japanese Zelkova Zelkova sicula - Sicilian Zelkova Zelkova sinica - Chinese Zelkova Zelkova schneideriana - Schneiders Zelkova Zelkova is a genus of six species of deciduous trees in the elm family Ulmaceae, native to southern Europe, and southwest and... Genera Anser Branta Chen Cereopsis Cnemiornis(extinct) † see also: Swan, Duck Anatidae Goose (plural geese) is the general English name for a considerable number of birds, belonging to the family Anatidae. ... Prefectural symbol Miyagi (source: ja. ... Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ... 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... Location Country Japan Region Tōhoku Prefecture Miyagi Prefecture District N/A Sendai Citys location in Miyagi Prefecture Physical characteristics Area 788. ...

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History

Miyagi Prefecture was formerly part of the province of Mutsu. Date Masamune built a castle at Sendai as his seat to rule Mutsu. In 1871, Sendai Prefecture was formed. It was renamed Miyagi prefecture the following year. Mutsu (陸奥国; -no kuni) is an old province of Japan, which today composes Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate and Aomori prefectures and the city of Kazuno and the town of Kosaka in Akita prefecture. ... A modern equestrian statue of Masamune. ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

Miyagi Prefecture is located in the central part of Tōhoku, facing the Pacific Ocean, and contains Tohoku's largest city, Sendai. There are high mountains on the west and along the northeast coast, but the central plain around Sendai is fairly large. Tohoku region, Japan The Tōhoku region (東北地方; Tōhoku-chihō) is a geographical area of Japan. ...


Matsushima is known as one of the three most scenic views of Japan, with a bay full of 260 small island covered in pine groves. Categories: Japan geography stubs ... Three Views of Japan (Nihon sankei) 1. ...


Oshika Peninsula projects from the northern coastline of the prefecture. Landsat image The Oshika Peninsula (牡鹿半島 Oshika-hantō, also pronounced Ojika) is a peninsula which projects southeast into the Pacific Ocean from the coast of Miyagi Prefecture in northwest Honshu, the main island of Japan. ...


Cities


Higashimatsushima (東松島市; -shi) (lit. ... Ishinomaki (石巻市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Iwanuma (岩沼市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Kakuda (角田市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Iwasaki Blowhole, in southern Kesennuma Kesennuma (気仙沼市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Kurihara (栗原市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Natori (名取市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Location Country Japan Region Tōhoku Prefecture Miyagi Prefecture District N/A Sendai Citys location in Miyagi Prefecture Physical characteristics Area 788. ... Shiogama (塩竈市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Shiroishi (白石市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Tagajō (多賀城市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi. ... Tome (登米市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, 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. ...

Igu (伊具郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Marumori (丸森町; -machi) is a town located in Igu District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Kami (加美郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Kami (加美町; -machi) is a town located in Kami District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Shikama (色麻町; -chou) is a town located in Kami District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Katta (刈田郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Shichikashuku (七ヶ宿町; -machi) is a town located in Katta District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Zaou (蔵王町; -machi) is a town located in Katta District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Kurokawa (黒川郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Ōhira (大衡村; -mura) is a village located in Kurokawa District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Taiwa (大和町; -chou) is a town located in Kurokawa District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Tomiya (富谷町; -machi) is a town located in Kurokawa District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Miyagi (宮城郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Matsushima (松島町; -machi) is a town located in Miyagi District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Rifu (利府町; -chou) is a town located in Miyagi District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Shichigahama (七ヶ浜町; -machi) is a town located in Miyagi District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Motoyoshi (本吉郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Karakuwa (唐桑町; -chou) is a town located in Motoyoshi District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Motoyoshi (本吉町; -chou) is a town located in Motoyoshi District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Onagawa (女川町; -chou) is a town located in Oshika District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Shibata (柴田郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Kawasaki (川崎町; -machi) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Murata (村田町; -machi) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Ōgawara (大河原町; -machi) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Shibata (柴田町; -machi) is a town located in Shibata District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Shida (志田郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Kashimadai (鹿島台町; -machi) is a town located in Shida District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Matsuyama (松山町; -machi) is a town located in Shida District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Sanbongi (三本木町; -chou) is a town located in Shida District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Tamatsukuri (玉造郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Iwadeyama (岩出山町; -machi) is a town located in Tamatsukuri District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Naruko (鳴子町; -chou) is a town located in Tamatsukuri District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Tōda (遠田郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Tajiri (田尻町; -chou) is a town located in Tōda District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Wakuya (涌谷町; -chou) is a town located in Tōda District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Watari (亘理郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Watari (亘理町; -chou) is a town located in Watari District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Yamamoto (山元町; -chou) is a town located in Watari District, Miyagi, Japan. ...

Mergers

  • Kami merger

On April 1, 2003, Kami town was formed from a merger between three towns in the Kami district; Miyazaki, Nakaniida, and Onoda. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kami (加美町; -machi) is a town located in Kami District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Kami (加美郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ...

  • Higashimatsushima merger

On April 1, 2005, Naruse town and Yamoto town from the Monou district merged and created the city of Higashimatsushima. This merger, combined with the simultaneous Ishinomaki expansion, dissolved Monou district. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Naruse (鳴瀬町; -chou) is a town located in Monou District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Yamoto (矢本町; -chou) is a town located in Monou District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Monou (桃生郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Higashimatsushima (東松島市; -shi) (lit. ...

  • Kurihara merger

On April 1, 2005, all towns and villages in the Kurihara district merged and created the city of Kurihara. One village and nine towns were involved in the merger. They were Ichihasama, Kannari, Kurikoma, Semine, Shiwahime, Takashimizu, Tsukidate, Wakayanagi, along with Hanayama village. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kurihara (栗原郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Kurihara (栗原市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Ichihasama (一迫町; -chou) is a town located in Kurihara District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Kannari (金成町; -chou) is a town located in Kurihara District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Kurikoma Town (栗駒町 -machi)was a municipality in Kurihara District of Miyagi Prefecture of Japan. ... Semine (瀬峰町; -chou) is a town located in Kurihara District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Shiwahime (志波姫町; -chou) is a town located in Kurihara District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Takashimizu (高清水町; -machi) is a town located in Kurihara District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Tsukidate (築館町; -chou) is a town located in Kurihara District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Wakayanagi (若柳町; -chou) was a town located in Kurihara District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. ... Hanayama (花山村; -mura) is a village located in Kurihara District, Miyagi, Japan. ...

  • Tome merger

On April 1, 2005, all towns in the Tome district merged with Tsuyama town in the Motoyoshi district and created the city of Tome. Nine towns merged, which were Hasama, Ishikoshi, Minamikata, Nakada, Tome, Towa, Toyosato, Tsuyama, and Yoneyama April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tome (登米郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Tsuyama (津山町; -chou) is a town located in Motoyoshi District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Motoyoshi (本吉郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Tome (登米市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Hasama (迫町; -chou) is a town located in Tome District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Ishikoshi (石越町; -machi) is a town located in Tome District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Minamikata (南方町; -machi) is a town located in Tome District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Nakada (中田町; -chou) is a town located in Tome District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Tome (登米市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Tōwa (東和町; -chou) is a town located in Tome District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Toyosato (豊里町; -chou) is a town located in Tome District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Tsuyama (津山町; -chou) is a town located in Motoyoshi District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Yoneyama (米山町; -chou) is a town located in Tome District, Miyagi, Japan. ...

  • Ishinomaki expansion

On April 1, 2005, five towns from the Monou District and Oshika town from the Oshika District merged into the city of Ishinomaki. This expansion, combined with the Higashimatsushima merger, dissolved Monou district. The five towns from Monou district were Kahoku, Kanan, Kitakami, Monou and Ogatsu. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monou (桃生郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Ishinomaki (石巻市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Kahoku (河北町; -chou) is a town located in Monou District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Kanan (河南町; -chou) is a town located in Monou District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Kitakami (北上町; -machi) is a town located in Monou District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Monou (桃生町; -chou) is a town located in Monou District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Ogatsu (雄勝町; -chou) is a town located in Monou District, Miyagi, Japan. ...

  • Minamisanriku merger

On October 1, 2005, the town of Shizugawa and the town of Utatsu from the Motoyoshi District merged to form the new town of Minamisanriku. (Merger Information Page) 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. ... Shizugawa (志津川町; -chou) is a town located in Motoyoshi District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Utatsu (Japanese: 歌津町; -chou) is a town located in Motoyoshi District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Motoyoshi (本吉郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ...

  • Misato expansion

On January 1, 2006, the towns of Kogota and Nangou from Toda District merged into the new town of Misato. (Merger Information Page) 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. ... Kogota (小牛田町; -chou) is a town located in Tōda District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Miyagi Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Tōda (遠田郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ...


Future mergers

  • Kesennuma expansion

On March 31, 2006, the town of Karakuwa will merge into the city of Kesennuma. (Merger Information Page) March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Karakuwa (唐桑町; -chou) is a town located in Motoyoshi District, Miyagi, Japan. ... Iwasaki Blowhole, in southern Kesennuma Kesennuma (気仙沼市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ...

  • Daizaki merger

On April 1, 2006, Furukawa will merge with Tamatsukuri and Shida Districts to create the new city of Daizaki. Both Tamatsukuri District and Shida District are dissolved as the result of this merger.(scheduled) April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Furukawa (古川市; -shi) is a city located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Tamatsukuri (玉造郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Shida (志田郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Tamatsukuri (玉造郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ... Shida (志田郡; -gun) is a district located in Miyagi, Japan. ...


Economy

Although Miyagi has a good deal of fishing and agriculture, producing a great deal of rice and livestock, it is dominated by the manufacturing industries around Sendai, particularly electronics, appliances, and food processing.


Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Sendai was the castle town of the daimyo Date Masamune. The remains of Sendai Castle stand on a hill above the city. A castle town is a kind of town or city where residents live surrounding the castle at the center. ... Daimyo Matsudaira Katamori visits the residence of a retainer. ... A modern equestrian statue of Masamune. ...


Miyagi Prefecture boasts one of Japan's three greatest sights. Matsushima, the pine-clad islands, dot the waters off the coast of the prefecture. Categories: Japan geography stubs ...


Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

External links

  • Official Miyagi Prefecture homepage
  Miyagi Prefecture Symbol of Miyagi
Cities
Furukawa | Higashimatsushima | Ishinomaki | Iwanuma | Kakuda | Kesennuma | Kurihara | Natori | Sendai (capital) | Shiogama | Shiroishi | Tagajo | Tome
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Igu | Kami | Katta | Kurokawa | Miyagi | Motoyoshi | Oshika | Shibata | Shida | Tamatsukuri | Toda | Watari
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