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Miyazaki Prefecture
Japanese: 宮崎県
Miyazaki-ken
Map of Japan with Miyazaki highlighted
Capital Miyazaki
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Governor Shunji Kono (since 20 January 2011)
Area (rank) 6,684.67 km² (19th)
 - % water 0.3%
Population  (December 1, 2010)
 - Population 1,128,412 (37th)
 - Density 168.81 /km²
Districts 6
Municipalities 26
ISO 3166-2 JP-45
Website www.pref.miyazaki.lg.jp
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Hamayu (Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum)
 - Tree Phoenix palm (Phoenix canariensis)
 - Bird Ijima copper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii ijimae)
 - Fish
Symbol of Miyazaki Prefecture
Symbol of Miyazaki Prefecture
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Miyazaki Prefecture (宮崎県 Miyazaki-ken) is a prefecture in the Kyūshū region of Japan on the island of Kyushu. The capital city is Miyazaki.

History

After the Meiji Restoration, the area of Hyūga Province was renamed Miyazaki Prefecture.

Miyazaki is famous for various foods such as meet and fruit.

Geography

Miyazaki Prefecture is on the eastern coast of the island of Kyūshū. The southeast coastline faces the Pacific Ocean. Ōita Prefecture is north of Miyazaki. Kumamoto and Kagoshima Prefectures are to the west.

Cities

  • Ebino
  • Hyūga
  • Kobayashi
  • Kushima
  • Miyakonojō

National parks

National parks are established in about 12% of the total land area of the prefecture.

Plants

Miyazaki is one of only two locations on Earth where the fungus Chorioactis geaster lives.

Shrines and temples

Tsuno jinja is the main Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.

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