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Kumamoto prefecture

Kumamoto prefecture (熊本県; Kumamoto-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Kumamoto.

Kumamoto prefecture (熊本県)
CapitalKumamoto
Region:Kyushu
Island:Kyushu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 16th
6,908.45 km²
0.2%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 22nd
1,859,451
269/km²
Districts:11
Municipalities:94
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Gentian
(Gentiana scabra var. buergeri)
Pref. Tree:Camphor[?] tree
(Cinnamomum camphora)
Pref. Bird:Eurasian skylark[?]
(Alauda arvensis)

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History Historically the area was called Higo[?] province and was renamed to Kumamoto prefecture during the Meiji Restoration as part of the abolition of the feudal system.

Geography Kumamoto prefecture is located in the center of Kyushu. It is surrounded by the Shimabara Bay[?] to the west, Fukuoka and Oita prefectures to the north, Miyzaki prefecture to the east, and Kagoshima prefecture to the south.

Cities

The list is in order of their founding date.

Districts, towns and villages

The list is in order of their founding date.

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

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