Akita prefecture

Akita prefecture (秋田県; Akita-ken) is located in the Tohoku region of northern Japan. The capital is Akita.

 

Akita prefecture (秋田県)

Akita prefectural symbol
CapitalAkita
Region:Tohoku
Island:Honshu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 6th
11,612.11 km²
0.7%
Population
 - Total (Jan 1, 2003)
 - Density
Ranked 35th
1,174,905
101/km²
Districts:9
Municipalities:69
ISO 3166-2:JP-05
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Butterbur blossom
(Petasites japonicus)
Pref. Tree:Akita-sugi
(Cryptomeria japonica)
Pref. Bird:Copper pheasant
(Phasianus soemmerringii)

Table of contents
1 Notes
2 History
3 Geography
4 Economy
5 Demographics
6 Culture
7 Tourism
8 Prefectural symbols
9 Miscellaneous topics
10 External links

Notes

There is a current lack of tourist information from official sources. Eg. the JNTO site doesn't even list Akita! If you are in the position to do so, please complain to relevant authorities about this!

History

Geography

Located in the north of Honshu island, Akita prefecture faces the Sea of Japan in the west and is bordered by Aomori in the north, Iwate in the east, Miyagi in the south east, and Yamagata in the south.

Cities

Districts

  • Kaduno
    • Kosaka
  • Kawabe
    • Kawabegun
    • Kawabe
    • Yuuwa
  • Yamamoto
    • Yamamotogun
    • Kotooka
    • Futatsui
    • Hachimori
    • Yamamoto
    • Hachiryuu
    • Fujisato
    • Minehama
  • Minamiakita
    • Minamiakitagun
    • Gojoume
    • Shouwa
    • Hachirougata
    • Iitagawa
    • Ten'nou
    • Ikawa
    • Wakami
    • Oogata
  • Kitaakita
    • Kitaakitagun
    • Takanosu
    • Hinai
    • Moriyoshi
    • Ani
    • Tashiro
    • Aikawa
    • Kamikoani
  • Hiraka
    • Hirakagun
    • Masuda
    • Hiraka
    • Omonogawa
    • Oomori
    • Juumonji
    • San'nai
    • Taiyuu
  • Senboku
    • Senbokugun
    • Kamioka
    • Nishisenboku
    • Kakunodate
    • Rokugou
    • Nakasen
    • Tazawako
    • Kyouwa
    • Nangai
    • Senboku
    • Nishiki
    • Oota
    • Senhata
    • Sen'nan
  • Yuri
    • Yurigun
    • Nikaho
    • Konoura
    • Kisakata
    • Yashima
    • Iwaki
    • Yuri
    • Nishime
    • Choukai
    • Higashiyuri
    • Oouchi
  • Ogachi
    • Ogachigun
    • Inakawa
    • Ogachi
    • Ugo
    • Higashinaruse
    • Minase

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

External links




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