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Miyazaki Prefecture (宮崎県, Miyazaki-ken) is a prefecture of Japan on the island of Kyushu.[1] The capital is the city of Miyazaki.

Miyazaki Prefecture

宮崎県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese宮崎県
 • RōmajiMiyazaki-ken
Flag of Miyazaki Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Miyazaki Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Miyazaki Prefecture
CountryJapan
RegionKyushu
IslandKyushu
CapitalMiyazaki (city)
SubdivisionsDistricts: 6, Municipalities: 26
Government
 • GovernorShunji Kōno
Area
 • Total7,735.32 km2 (2,986.62 sq mi)
Area rank14th
Population
 (June 1, 2019)
 • Total1,073,054
 • Rank37th
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-45
Websitewww.pref.miyazaki.lg.jp
Symbols
BirdIjima copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii ijimae)
FlowerHamayu (Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum)
TreePhoenix palm (Phoenix canariensis)

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HistoryEdit

Historically, after the Meiji Restoration, Hyūga Province was renamed Miyazaki Prefecture.[2]

GeographyEdit

Miyazaki Prefecture is on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south and east, Ōita Prefecture to the north, and Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures to the west. It is one of only two locations on Earth where the fungus Chorioactis geaster is found.[3] Miyazaki is the home of the hyuganatsu fruit.

As of 31 March 2019, 12% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Kirishima-Kinkōwan National Park; Kyūshū Chūō Sanchi, Nichinan Kaigan, Nippō Kaigan, and Sobo-Katamuki Quasi-National Parks; and Mochio-Sekinoo, Osuzu, Saitobaru-Sugiyasukyō, Sobo Katamuki, Wanitsuka, and Yatake Kōgen Prefectural Natural Parks.[4][5]

 
Ōyodo River in Miyazaki City
 
Cape Toi, habitat of Cycas revoluta (Sotetsu)

CitiesEdit

 
Map of Miyazaki Prefecture
     City      Town      Village

Nine cities are in Miyazaki Prefecture:

DistrictsEdit

These are the towns and villages of each district:

MergersEdit

SportsEdit

The sports teams listed below are based in Miyazaki.

Football (soccer)Edit

Basketball (Bj League)Edit

TransportationEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Miyazaki prefecture" at Annales des empereurs du japon, p. 651, p. 651, at Google Books.
  2. ^ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780, p. 780, at Google Books.
  3. ^ Nagao H, Kurogi S, Kiyota E, Sasatomi K (2009). "Kumanasamuha geaster sp. nov., an anamorph of Chorioactis geaster from Japan" (PDF). Mycologia. 101 (6): 871–877. doi:10.3852/08-121. PMID 19927753.
  4. ^ 自然公園都道府県別面積総括 [General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture] (PDF) (in Japanese). Ministry of the Environment. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  5. ^ 宮崎の国定公園・県立自然公園 [Quasi-National and Prefectural Natural Parks of Miyazaki] (in Japanese). Miyazaki Prefecture. Retrieved 12 August 2019.

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