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Encyclopedia > Tottori Prefecture
Tottori Prefecture (鳥取県 Tottori-ken)
Capital Tottori (city)
Region Chūgoku
Island Honshū
Governor Yoshihiro Katayama
Area 3,507.19 km² (41st)
 - % water 0.7%
Population  (December 1, 2002)
 - Population 618,727 (47th)
 - Density 176 /km²
Districts 5
Municipalities 19
ISO 3166-2 JP-31
Website www.pref.tottori.jp/
english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Nijisseiki nashi pear blossom (Pyrus pyrifolia)
 - Tree Daisenkyaraboku (Taxus cuspidata)
 - Bird Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
Symbol of Tottori Prefecture
Symbol of Tottori Prefecture
Map of Tottori Prefecture.
Map of Tottori Prefecture.

Tottori Prefecture (鳥取県 Tottori-ken?) is located in the Chūgoku region on Honshū island, Japan. The capital is the city of Tottori. It is the least populous prefecture in Japan. Image File history File links Map_of_Japan_with_highlight_on_31_Tottori_鳥取県.svg‎ File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Tottori (鳥取市; -shi) is the capital city of Tottori Prefecture in the ChÅ«goku region of Japan. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Chugoku region, Japan The ChÅ«goku region (中国地方 ChÅ«goku-chihō) is the westernmost region of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaidō HonshÅ« KyÅ«shÅ« Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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 (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Binomial name Pyrus pyrifolia (Burm. ... Blossom is a term given to the flowers of stone fruit trees (Genus Prunus) and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely but for a short period of time. ... Binomial name Aix galericulata (Linnaeus, 1758) The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. ... Tottori prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 178 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,430 × 540 pixels, file size: 162 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 鳥取砂丘, 鳥取市, 鳥取県 File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 178 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,430 × 540 pixels, file size: 162 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) 鳥取砂丘, 鳥取市, 鳥取県 File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Tottori Sand Dunes The Tottori Sand Dunes ) are unique sand dunes located near Tottori City in Tottori Prefecture, HonshÅ«, Japan. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,281 × 801 pixels, file size: 35 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Tottori Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,281 × 801 pixels, file size: 35 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of Tottori Prefecture, Japan. ... Chugoku region, Japan The ChÅ«goku region (中国地方 ChÅ«goku-chihō) is the westernmost region of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tottori (鳥取市; -shi) is the capital city of Tottori Prefecture in the ChÅ«goku region of Japan. ...

Contents

History

Geography

Tottori is home to the Tottori Sand Dunes (鳥取砂丘; tottori-sakyū), Japan's only large dune system. Tottori Sand Dunes The Tottori Sand Dunes ) are unique sand dunes located near Tottori City in Tottori Prefecture, HonshÅ«, Japan. ...


Cities

Four cities are located in Tottori Prefecture:

Kurayoshi (倉吉市; -shi) is a city located in Tottori, Japan. ... Sakaiminato (境港市; -shi lit. ... Tottori (鳥取市; -shi) is the capital city of Tottori Prefecture in the ChÅ«goku region of Japan. ... Yonago (米子市; -shi) is a city located in the northwest of Tottori, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. ...

Towns and villages

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. ...

  • Hino District
Hino
Kōfu
Nichinan
Iwami
Daisen
Hiezu
Hōki
Nanbu
  • Tōhaku District
Hokuei
Kotoura
Misasa
Yurihama
Chizu
Wakasa
Yazu

Hino (日野郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Hino (日野町; -cho) is a town located in Hino District, Tottori, Japan. ... Kōfu ) is a town located in Hino District, Tottori, Japan. ... Nichinan (日南町; -cho) is a town located in Hino District, Tottori, Japan. ... Iwami (岩美郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Squid drying in Iwami harbor. ... Saihaku (西伯郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Daisen (大山町; -cho) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Hiezu (日吉津村; -son) is a village located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Hōki ) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Nanbu ) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Tōhaku ) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Hokuei ) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Kotoura ) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Misasa (三朝町; -cho) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Yurihama ) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Yazu (八頭郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Chizu (智頭町; -cho) is a town located in Yazu District, Tottori, Japan. ... Wakasa (若桜町; -cho) is a town located in Yazu District, Tottori, Japan. ... Yazu ) is a town located in Yazu District, Tottori, Japan. ...

Mergers

(as of Jan 18, 2006)

  • On September 1, 2004 the towns of Tōhaku and Akasaki from Tōhaku District merged to form the new town of Kotoura.
  • On October 1, 2004 the towns of Hawai and Tōgō and the village of Tomari (all from Tōhaku District) merged to form the new town of Yurihama.
  • On October 1, 2005 the towns of Daiei and Hōjō from Tōhaku District merged to form the new town of Hokuei.

Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tōhaku ) was a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Akasaki (赤碕町; -cho) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Tōhaku ) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Kotoura ) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saihaku (西伯町; -cho) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Aimi (会見町; -cho) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Saihaku (西伯郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Nanbu ) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hawai (羽合町; -cho) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... This article is about the town in Tottoti Prefecture, Japan. ... Tomari (泊村; -son) is a village located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Tōhaku ) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Yurihama ) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fukube (福部村; -son) is a village located in Iwami District, Tottori, Japan. ... Kokufu (国府町; -cho) is a town located in Iwami District, Tottori, Japan. ... Iwami (岩美郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Aoya (青谷町; -cho) is a town located in Ketaka District, Tottori, Japan. ... Ketaka (気高町; -cho) is a town located in Ketaka District, Tottori, Japan. ... Shikano (鹿野町; -cho) is a town located in Ketaka District, Tottori, Japan. ... Ketaka (気高郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Kawahara (河原町; -cho) is a town located in Yazu District, Tottori, Japan. ... Mochigase (用瀬町; -cho) is a town located in Yazu District, Tottori, Japan. ... Saji (佐治村; -son) is a village located in Yazu District, Tottori, Japan. ... Yazu (八頭郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Tottori (鳥取市; -shi) is the capital city of Tottori Prefecture in the ChÅ«goku region of Japan. ... Ketaka (気高郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mizokuchi (溝口町; -cho) is a town located in Hino District, Tottori, Japan. ... Hino (日野郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Kishimoto (岸本町; -cho) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Saihaku (西伯郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Hōki ) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Saihaku (西伯郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sekigane (関金町; -cho) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Tōhaku ) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Kurayoshi (倉吉市; -shi) is a city located in Tottori, Japan. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Towns in Tottori Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Daisen (大山町; -cho) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Nawa (名和町; -cho) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Saihaku (西伯郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Daisen (大山町; -cho) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kōge ) was a town located in Yazu District, Tottori, Japan. ... Funaoka (船岡町; -cho) is a town located in Yazu District, Tottori, Japan. ... Hattō ) was a town located in Yazu District, Tottori, Japan. ... Yazu (八頭郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Yazu ) is a town located in Yazu District, Tottori, Japan. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yonago (米子市; -shi) is a city located in the northwest of Tottori, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. ... Yodoe (淀江町; -cho) is a town located in Saihaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Saihaku (西伯郡; -gun) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Yonago (米子市; -shi) is a city located in the northwest of Tottori, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Towns in Tottori Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Hōjō ) was a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ... Tōhaku ) is a district located in Tottori, Japan. ... Hokuei ) is a town located in Tōhaku District, Tottori, Japan. ...

Economy

Tottori Prefecture is heavily agricultural and its products are shipped to major cities. Some of the famous products are nashi pear, nagaimo, rakkyo, negi (shiro-negi, Welsh onion), and watermelon. Binomial name Pyrus pyrifolia (Burm. ... Segment of a Dioscorea opposita tuber Grated Dioscorea opposita (Japanese tororo) Tororo udon Dioscorea opposita (also Dioscorea batatas, Dioscorea polystachya, Dioscorea oppositifolia, nagaimo, yamaimo, Chinese yam, Japanese mountain yam, Korean yam) is a type of yam (Dioscoreaceae) that may be eaten raw. ... Binomial name Allium chinense G.Don. ... Binomial name Allium fistulosum Linnaeus Allium fistulosum L., widely known as the Welsh onion, is a member of the onion family, Alliaceae. ... For the political designation, see Eco-socialism. ...


Demographics

Culture

Shan-shan festival The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...


Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Tottori.


Football (soccer)

Gainare Tottori ) are a Japanese football (soccer) club based in Mum, Tottori Prefecture. ... Yonago (米子市; -shi) is a city located in the northwest of Tottori, Japan, facing the Sea of Japan, and adjacent to Shimane. ...

Tourism

Ben D. 04:01, 1 October 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Tottori Sand Dunes The Tottori Sand Dunes ) are unique sand dunes located near Tottori City in Tottori Prefecture, Honshū, Japan. ... Sakaiminato (境港市; -shi lit. ...

Prefectural symbols

The symbol is derived from the first mora in Japanese for "と" combined with the picture of a flying bird, and symbolizes peace, liberty, and the advancement of the Tottori prefecture. It was enacted in 1968 to celebrate the 100th year from the first year of the Meiji Era. Mora can mean: Cameroon Mora, Cameroon Costa Rica Mora Canton Portugal Mora, Portugal Sweden Mora, Sweden - a municipality of Dalarna County in Sweden Mora Court District - a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden United States Mora, Minnesota, United States Mora County, New Mexico, United States Mora (linguistics): A unit of sound... Hiragana ) is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana and kanji; the Latin alphabet is also used in some cases. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Meiji period (Japanese: Meiji Jidai 明治&#26178...


Miscellaneous topics

External links

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Cities
Kurayoshi | Sakaiminato | Tottori (capital) | Yonago
Districts
Hino | Iwami | Saihaku | Tohaku | Yazu
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 35°27′N, 133°46′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Encyclopedia: Tottori Prefecture (689 words)
Tottori (鳥取市; -shi) is the capital city of Tottori Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan.
Tottori Prefecture is located in the northeast corner of the Chugoku region, which lies on the westernmost part of the main Japanese island of Honshu.
Tottori Prefecture aims at becoming the western center for exchanges in the Japan Sea Rim, and through interaction and mutual cooperation, pursue future development with the other countries of the region.
Tottori Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (329 words)
Tottori Prefecture (鳥取県; Tottori-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan.
On October 1, 2004 the towns of Hawai and Togo and the village of Tomari (all from Tohaku District) merged to form the new town of Yurihama.
On October 1, 2005 the towns of Daiei and Hojo from Tohaku District merged to form the new town of Hokuei.
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