kids encyclopedia robot

Yamaguchi Prefecture facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Yamaguchi Prefecture
Japanese: 山口県
Map of Japan with Yamaguchi highlighted
Capital Yamaguchi
Region Chūgoku
Island Honshū
Governor Tsugumasa Muraoka
Area (rank) 6,110.94 km² (22nd)
 - % water 2.6%
Population  (May 1, 2011)
 - Population 1,445,702 (25th)
 - Density 236.58 /km²
Districts 4
Municipalities 19
ISO 3166-2 JP-35
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Bitter summer mandarin blossom (Citrus natsudaidai)
 - Tree Red pine tree (Pinus densiflora)
 - Bird Hooded Crane Grus monacha
 - Fish Tetraodontidae (Takifugu rubripes)
Symbol of Yamaguchi Prefecture
Symbol of Yamaguchi Prefecture
Emblem of Yamaguchi Prefecture.svg

Yamaguchi Prefecture (山口県, Yamaguchi-ken) is a Japanese prefecture at the western end of the Chūgoku region on the island of Honshū. The capital is the city of Yamaguchi.


The area of Yamaguchi Prefecture includes the old provinces of Suō and Nagato.


Yamaguchi is at the southern end of Honshū. The Sea of Japan forms its northern coastline; and the Seto Inland Sea is on its southern coast. Its northeastern border meets Shimane Prefecture and Hiroshima Prefecture.


There are 13 cities in Yamaguchi, including

National Parks

National Parks are established in about 7% of the total land area of the prefecture.

Shrines and Temples

Tamanoya jinja and Sumiyoshi jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.

Notable people from Yamaguchi

This list is not finished; you can help Wikipedia by adding to it.

Related pages

Images for kids

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Prefectura de Yamaguchi para niños

National Hispanic Heritage Month on Kiddle
Renowned Hispanic physicians
Alexander De Soto
Maria J. Merino
Raquel Eidelman Cohen
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
kids search engine
Yamaguchi Prefecture Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.