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Nagasaki Prefecture
Japanese: 長崎県
Map of Japan with Nagasaki highlighted
Capital Nagasaki
Region Kyushu (Saikaidō)
Island Kyūshū
Governor Hodo Nakamura (since March 2010)
Area (rank) 4,104.48 km² (37th)
 - % water 8.5%
Population  (2009)
 - Population 1,440,727 (26th)
 - Density 351 /km²
Districts 4
Municipalities 21
ISO 3166-2 JP-42
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Unzentsutsuji (Rhododendron serpyllifolium)
 - Tree Sawara (Chamaecyparis pisifera)
 - Bird Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
 - Fish
Symbol of Nagasaki Prefecture
Symbol of Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県 Nagasaki-ken) is a prefecture in Japan on the island of Kyūshū. The capital city is Nagasaki.


Nagasaki Prefecture was created by merging the western half of the old provinces of Hizen Province with the islands of Tsushima Province and Iki Province.


Nagasaki is on the western coast of the island of Kyūshū. The southwest coastline faces the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea. Saga Prefecture is on its eastern border.

The prefecture has 505 islands with no people living on them.


National Parks

National Parks are established in about 18% of the total land area of the prefecture.

Shrines and Temples

Chiriku Hachiman-gū, Amanotanagoa jinja and Kaijin jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.

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