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Encyclopedia > Yamaguchi Prefecture
Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県 Yamaguchi-ken)
Map of Japan with Yamaguchi highlighted
Capital city Yamaguchi (city)
Region Chugoku
Island Honshu
Governor Sekinari Nii
Area 6,110.45 km² (22nd)
 - % water 2.6%
Population (January 1, 2003)
 - Population 1,516,693 (25th)
 - Density 248 /km²
Districts 5
Municipalities 22
ISO 3166-2 JP-35
Web site www.pref.yamaguchi.jp/
gyosei/kenjoho/english.htm
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Bitter summer mandarin blossom (Citrus natsudaidai)
 - Tree Red pine tree (Pinus densiflora)
 - Bird Hooded crane (Grus monacha)
Symbol of Yamaguchi Prefecture
Symbol of Yamaguchi Prefecture

Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県 Yamaguchi-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Yamaguchi located in the center of the prefecture. The largest city, by contrast, is Shimonoseki. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1397x1593, 77 KB) Summary Large size map of Japan with Yamaguchi highlighted, self made but originally based on a japanese mapbook. ... Yamaguchi (山口市 Yamaguchishi) is the capital city of Yamaguchi 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... 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. ... 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. ... 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 About 115. ... Genera Grus Anthropoides Balearica Bugeranus Cranes are large, long-legged with large talons and long-necked birds of the order Gargoyles, and family Gruesome killers. ... Yamaguchi prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... 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. ... 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... Yamaguchi (山口市 Yamaguchishi) is the capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Map of Shimonoseki after expansion in 2005 Shimonoseki (下関市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ...

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History

Yamaguchi Prefecture was formerly divided into Nagato and Suo provinces. It was part of the Mori clan domain during the Sengoku period. Nagato (Japanese: 長門国, Nagato no kuni), often called Choshu (é•·å·ž, ChōshÅ«), was a province of Japan. ... Suo (周防国 Suō no kuni) was a province of Japan in the area that is today the eastern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. ... Grave of Yamaguchi Mōri clan at Mount Koya The Mōri clan (毛利氏 Mōri-shi) was a family of daimyō, descended from Oe no Hiromoto and established themselves in Aki province. ... The Sengoku Period (戦国時代 Sengoku jidai) or warring-states period, is a period of long civil war in the History of Japan that spans through the middle 15th to the early 17th centuries. ...


After Commodore Matthew Perry's opening of Japan, clans from Nagato (also called Choshu) played a key role in the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate and the new imperial government. Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858). ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... This page is about the Japanese ruler and military rank. ...


Geography

Cities

Hagi (萩市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan and was founded on July 1, 1932. ... Hikari (光市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Hōfu (防府市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Iwakuni, including the Kintai Bridge Iwakuni (岩国市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Kudamatsu (下松市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Mine (美祢市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Nagato (長門市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Sanyo-Onoda (山陽小野田市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Map of Shimonoseki after expansion in 2005 Shimonoseki (下関市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Shūnan (周南市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Ube (宇部市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Yamaguchi (山口市 Yamaguchishi) is the capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Yanai (柳井市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, 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. ...

Abu (阿武郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Abu (阿武町; -cho) is a town located in Abu District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Ato (阿東町; -cho) is a town located in Abu District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Kuga (玖珂郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Waki (和木町; -cho) is a town located in Kuga District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Kumage (熊毛郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Hirao (平生町; -cho) is a town located in Kumage District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Kaminoseki (上関町; -cho) is a town located in Kumage District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Tabuse (田布施町; -cho) is a town located in Kumage District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Mine (美祢郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Mito (美東町; -cho) is a town located in Mine District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Shuho (秋芳町; -cho) is a town located in Mine District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ...

Mergers

April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tokuyama was one of two cities (the other being Shinnanyo, Yamaguchi) that merged in April 21, 2003 to become Shunan, Yamaguchi. ... Shinnanyo was one of two cities (the other being Tokuyama) that merged in April 21, 2003 to become Shunan, Yamaguchi. ... Kumage (熊毛郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Shūnan (周南市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Kuka (久賀町; -cho) was a town located in Ōshima District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Tachibana (橘町; -cho) is a town located in Ōshima District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Towa (東和町; -cho) was a town located in Ōshima District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Yamato (大和町; -cho) was a town located in Kumage District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Kumage (熊毛郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Hikari (光市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Kusunoki (楠町; -cho) was a town located in Asa District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Asa (厚狭郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Ube (宇部市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hohoku (豊北町; -cho) is a town located in Toyoura District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Kikugawa (菊川町; -cho) is a town located in Toyoura District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Toyoura (豊浦町; -cho) is a town located in Toyoura District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Yamaguchi Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Toyoura (豊浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Map of Shimonoseki after expansion in 2005 Shimonoseki (下関市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Toyoura (豊浦郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Obatake (大畠町; -cho) is a town located in Kuga District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Kuga (玖珂郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Yanai (柳井市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Villages in Yamaguchi Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Fukue (福栄村; -son) is a village located in Abu District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Kawakami (川上村; -son) is a village located in Abu District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Tamagawa (田万川町; -cho) is a town located in Abu District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Mutsumi (むつみ村; -son) is a village located in Abu District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Susa (須佐町; -cho) is a town located in Abu District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Abu (阿武郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Hagi (萩市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan and was founded on July 1, 1932. ... 22 March is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heki (日置町; -cho) is a town located in Ōtsu District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Misumi (三隅町; -cho) is a town located in Ōtsu District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Yuya (油谷町; -cho) is a town located in Ōtsu District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Nagato (長門市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... 22 March is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Onoda (小野田市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Sanyo (山陽町; -cho) is a town located in Asa District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Asa (厚狭郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Sanyo-Onoda (山陽小野田市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Asa (厚狭郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, 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. ... Tokuji (徳地町; -cho) is a town located in Saba District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Saba (佐波郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Aio (秋穂町; -cho) is a town located in Yoshiki District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Ajisu (阿知須町; -cho) is a town located in Yoshiki District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Ogori (小郡町; -cho) is a town located in Yoshiki District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Yoshiki (吉敷郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Yamaguchi (山口市 Yamaguchishi) is the capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Yamaguchi (山口市 Yamaguchishi) is the capital city of Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Saba (佐波郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Yoshiki (吉敷郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yu (由宇町; -cho) is a town located in Kuga District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Kuga (玖珂町; -cho) is a town located in Kuga District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Shuto (周東町; -cho) is a town located in Kuga District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Nishiki (錦町; -cho) is a town located in Kuga District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Mikawa (美川町; -cho) is a town located in Kuga District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Miwa (美和町; -cho) is a town located in Kuga District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Hongo (本郷村 Hongō-son) is a village located in Kuga District, Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Kuga (玖珂郡; -gun) is a district located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Iwakuni, including the Kintai Bridge Iwakuni (岩国市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ...

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

One of the major attractions is the famous Kintai Bridge in the town of Iwakuni. This five arced wooden structure is considered a symbol of Western Honshū. The area on the banks of the Nishiki river close to the bridge is considered among the best places in Japan for Hanami (花見, lit. "flower viewing"), when groups of family and friends gather in early April to view Cherry Blossom. Kintai Bridge at Cherry Blossom Time The Kintai Bridge (錦帯橋, -kyo)is a bridge in the city of Iwakuni, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Iwakuni, including the Kintai Bridge Iwakuni (岩国市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... A hanami party Hanami (花見, lit. ...


Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

External link

  • Official Yamaguchi Prefecture homepage
  Yamaguchi Prefecture Symbol of Yamaguchi Prefecture
Cities
Hagi | Hikari | Hofu | Iwakuni | Kudamatsu | Mine | Nagato | Sanyo-Onoda | Shimonoseki | Shunan | Ube | Yamaguchi (capital) | Yanai
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Abu | Kuga | Kumage | Mine | Oshima
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit
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Yamaguchi Prefecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (466 words)
Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県 Yamaguchi-ken) is located in the Chugoku region on Honshu island, Japan.
The capital is the city of Yamaguchi located in the center of the prefecture.
Yamaguchi Prefecture was formerly divided into Nagato and Suo provinces.
Yamaguchi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (108 words)
Yamaguchi (山口, "mountain entrance/gateway") is the 15th most common Japanese surname.
It is also the name of Yamaguchi Prefecture and Yamaguchi-shi, the capital of that prefecture.
Yamaguchi Prefecture, westernmost prefecture of Honshu island of Japan
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