Kumamoto Prefecture facts for kids

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Kumamoto Prefecture
Prefecture
Flag of Kumamoto Prefecture
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Website www.pref.kumamoto.jp

Kumamoto Prefecture is a prefecture in the Kyūshū region of Japan on the island of Kyushu. The capital city is Kumamoto.

National Parks are established in about 21% of the total land area of the prefecture, including Aso Kujū National Park.

Notable dates

  • 1607-1614: Kumamoto Castle, construction lasted 7 years
  • December 1637: Shimabara Rebellion
  • May 21, 1792: Earthquake centered at Mount Unzen caused tsunami which hit Higo

Geography

Kumamoto Prefecture is in the middle of Kyūshū. The western border of Kumamoto is the Ariake Sea and the Amakusa Islands. Fukuoka Prefecture and Ōita Prefecture are in the north. Miyazaki Prefecture is in the east. Kagoshima Prefecture is in the south.

Mount Aso (1592 m) is an active volcano in the eastern part of the prefecture.

Toji Itsuki Village Kumamoto Japan 2009
Itsuki Village

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