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Wikipedia: Kumamoto Prefecture
Kumamoto Prefecture
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Kumamoto prefecture (熊本県; Kumamoto-ken) is located on Kyushu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Kumamoto.

 
Kumamoto prefecture (熊本県)

Kumamoto prefectural symbol
CapitalKumamoto
Region:Kyushu
Island:Kyushu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 16th
6,908.45 km²
0.2%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 22nd
1,859,451
269/km²
Districts:11
Municipalities:94
ISO 3166-2:JP-43
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Gentian
(Gentiana scabra var. buergeri)
Pref. Tree:Camphor tree
(Cinnamomum camphora)
Pref. Bird:Eurasian Skylark
(Alauda arvensis)

History

Historically the area was called Higo province and was renamed to Kumamoto prefecture during the Meiji Restoration as part of the abolition of the feudal system.

Geography

Kumamoto prefecture is located in the center of Kyushu. It is surrounded by the Shimabara Bay to the west, Fukuoka and Oita prefectures to the north, Miyzaki prefecture to the east, and Kagoshima prefecture to the south.

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