Okayama Prefecture facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsOkayama Prefecture
|Area (rank)||7,112.32 km² (15th)|
|- % water||0.3%|
|Population (October 2005)|
|- Population||1,957,056 (21st)|
|- Density||275 /km²|
|- Flower||Peach blossom (Prunus persica var. vulgaris)|
|- Tree||Red pine (Pinus densiflora)|
|- Bird||Lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)|
Symbol of Okayama Prefecture
Okayama Prefecture (岡山県, Okayama-ken) is a Japanese prefecture in the Chūgoku region of the island of Honshū. The capital city is Okayama.
During the Meiji Restoration, the area of Okayama Prefecture was known as Bitchū Province, Bizen Province and Mimasaka Province.
Okayama Prefecture borders Hyōgo Prefecture its the west, Tottori Prefecture on its north and Hiroshima Prefecture on its east. It faces Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku to the west across the Seto Inland Sea. The prefecture includes 90 islands.
There are 15 cities in Okayama Prefecture:
- Okayama (capital)
National Parks are established in about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples
Kibitsuhiko jinja and Kibitsu jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.
- Provinces of Japan
- Prefectures of Japan
- List of regions of Japan
- List of islands of Japan
- Fagiano Okayama
- Okayama Prefectural Museum
Images for kids
- In Spanish: Prefectura de Okayama
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