Districts of Japan facts for kids
Districts of Japan (郡#日本の郡) were areas of traditional local government in Japan before the Meiji period. The function of districts has changed over time, but they continue to exist in contemporary Japan.
Districts were established in the 8th century.
Until the 10th century, the chief government official of a district (gun) was called the gunji. During the Edo period, the head of a district (gun) was called the gundai.
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Districts of Japan. Notice that these are the remaining areas of formerly large districts, which took away portions of the original subdivisions as towns merged.
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