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Encyclopedia > Toyama Prefecture
Toyama Prefecture (富山県; Toyama-ken)
Map of Japan with Toyama highlighted
Capital Toyama (city)
Region Chūbu
Island Honshū
Governor Takakazu Ishii
Area 4,247.22 km² (33rd)
 - % water 0.1%
Population  (October 1, 2001)
 - Population 1,120,320 (38th)
 - Density 264 /km²
Districts 2
Municipalities 15
ISO 3166-2 JP-16
Website www.pref.toyama.jp/
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Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Tulip (Tulipa)
 - Tree Tateyamasugi (Cryptomeria japonica)
 - Bird Snow grouse (Lagopus mutus)
Symbol of Toyama Prefecture
Symbol of Toyama Prefecture

Toyama Prefecture (富山県 Toyama-ken?) is located in the Chūbu region on Honshū island, Japan. The capital is the city of Toyama. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 77 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Toyama highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Toyama Castle in Spring Toyama (富山市; -shi) is the capital city of Toyama 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... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaido Honshu Kyushu Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... 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. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species See text Tulip (Tulipa) is a genus of about 100 species of flowering plants in the family Liliaceae. ... Genera Tetrao Lagopus Falcipennis Centrocercus Bonasa Dendrapagus Tympanuchus Grouse are from the order Galliformes which inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. ... Toyama prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... Chubu region, Japan Mount Fuji is the ChÅ«bu regions most famous landmark. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Toyama Castle in Spring Toyama (富山市; -shi) is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. ...


Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the Japan-sea coast, and has the industrial advantage of cheap electricity. The Itai-itai disease occurred in Toyama around 1950. The itai-itai disease (Japanese:イタイイタイ病, literally: ouch-ouch-disease) (also known as ouchi disease) was the first cadmium poisoning in the world in Toyama prefecture, Japan in 1950. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Contents

History

Historically, Toyama Prefecture was Etchu Province.


Geography

Map of Toyama Prefecture.
Map of Toyama Prefecture.

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1281x801, 37 KB) Map of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1281x801, 37 KB) Map of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. ...

Region

  • Due to the mergers in the 2000s, Toyama has the fewest prefectures through out Japan with 10 cities, 2 districts, 4 towns, and 1 village. (before the mergers took place, the prefecture had 9 cities, 18 towns, and 8 villages)

Eastern Toyama

Toyama Region

Toyama Castle in Spring Toyama (富山市; -shi) is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. ... Namerikawa (滑川市; -shi) is a city located in Toyama, Japan. ... Nakaniikawa (中新川郡; -gun) is a district located in Toyama, Japan. ... Funahashi (舟橋村; -mura) is a village located in Nakaniikawa District, Toyama, Japan. ... Kamiichi (上市町; -machi) is a town located in Nakaniikawa District, Toyama, Japan. ... Tateyama (立山町; -machi) is a town located in Nakaniikawa District, Toyama, Japan. ...

Niikawa Region

Kurobe (黒部市; -shi) is a city located in Toyama, Japan. ... Uozu (魚津市; -shi) is a city located in Toyama, Japan. ... Shimoniikawa (下新川郡; -gun) is a district located in Toyama, Japan. ... Asahi (朝日町; -machi) is a town located in Shimoniikawa District, Toyama, Japan. ... Nyūzen (入善町; -machi) is a town located in Shimoniikawa District, Toyama, Japan. ...

Western Toyama

Takaoka Region

Himi (氷見市; -shi) is a city located in Toyama, Japan. ... Imizu (射水市; -shi) is a city located in Toyama, Japan. ... Takaoka (高岡市; -shi) is a city located in Toyama, Japan. ...

Tonami Region

Nanto (南砺市; -shi) is a city located in Toyama, Japan. ... There is also an Oyabe in Gabon, see Oyabe, Gabon Oyabe (小矢部市; -shi) is a city located in Toyama, Japan. ... Tonami (砺波市; -shi) is a city located in Toyama, Japan. ...

Economy

The Kurobe dam generates hydroelectricity for Kansai Electric Power Company. It is located on the Kurobe River in Toyama Prefecture. The Kurobe dam (黒部ダム) or Kuroyon dam (黒四ダム) , Japans largest dam, is on the Kurobe River in Toyama Prefecture on the island of Honshu. ... Hydraulic turbine and electrical generator. ... Kansai Electric Power Co. ...


Demographics

Transportation

The region is traversed by the Hokuriku Line, with high speed rail access to Osaka via the Thunderbird train. The Shirasagi train allows for easy transfer to the Nagano shinkansen bullet-train line. For travel to Tokyo, take the Hakutaka train to Nagaoka or Echigo Yuzawa and transfer to the Joetsu Shinkansen. The Hokuriku Main Line (北陸本線) is a line of the West Japan Railway Company connecting the Kansai region to the Sea of Japan coast. ... For other uses, see Osaka (disambiguation). ... Raichō (é›·é³¥) is a limited express train that runs between Osaka and Kanazawa, Japan, using portions of the Tokaido Main Line, kosai Line, and Hokuriku Main Line. ... Categories: Host cities of the Winter Olympic Games | Cities in Nagano Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... 300 (Left) and 700 Series Shinkansen at Tokyo Station Shinkansen 500 Series at Kyoto Station, March 2005 The Shinkansen ) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by Japan Railways. ... Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Yuzawa (湯沢町; -machi) is an onsen (hot spring) town located in Minamiuonuma District in the mountains of the Chuetsu region of Niigata Prefecture, Japan. ... Joetsu Shinkansen route Joetsu Shinkansen (上越新幹線) is a high-speed railway line connecting Tokyo and Niigata, Japan, via Tohoku Shinkansen, operated by the East Japan Railway Company. ...


Culture

Regional dishes of Toyama include trout sushi and firefly squid.


Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Toyama.


Football (soccer)

Basketball
ALOs Hokuriku ) are a Japanese football (soccer) club based in Toyama, the capital city of Toyama Prefecture. ... Toyama Castle in Spring Toyama (富山市; -shi) is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. ... YKK AP F.C. ) are a Japanese football (soccer) club based in Kurobe, Toyama Prefecture. ... Kurobe (黒部市; -shi) is a city located in Toyama, Japan. ...

Rugby Union Toyama Castle in Spring Toyama (富山市; -shi) is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. ...

Toyama Castle in Spring Toyama (富山市; -shi) is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. ...

Tourism

Kaze no bon is a festival that is held every year in September in the small mountain town of Owara. Kaze no Bon (風邪の盆) is a Japanese festival held every year from September 1 - 3 in the small town of Yatsuo, Owara in the prefecture of Toyama (富山県) in Japan. ...


External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Toyama prefecture
  • Official Toyama Prefecture homepage
Shadow picture of Toyama Prefecture Toyama Prefecture
Cities
Himi | Imizu | Kurobe | Namerikawa | Nanto | Oyabe | Takaoka | Tonami | Toyama (capital) | Uozu
Districts
Nakaniikawa | Shimoniikawa
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 36°43′N 137°9′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Toyama Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Toyama Prefecture (富山県; Toyama-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan.
Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the Japan-sea coast, and has the industrial advantage of cheap electricity.
On April 1, 2005, the towns of Osawano and Oyama from Kaminiikawa District and the towns and villages of Fuchu, Hosoiri, Yamada and Yatsuo (all from Nei District) merged into the city of Toyama.
Toyama, Toyama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (124 words)
Toyama (富山市; -shi) is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan.
Historically, Toyama was the capital of Etchu Province.
Toyama is served by Toyama Airport and JR Toyama Station.
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