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Wikipedia: Mie Prefecture
Mie Prefecture
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Mie prefecture (三重県; Mie-ken) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Tsu.

 
Mie prefecture (三重県)

Mie prefectural symbol
CapitalTsu
Region:Kinki
Island:Honshu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 25th
5,776.44 km²
0.7%
Population
 - Total (Jan 1, 2003)
 - Density
Ranked 23rd
1,863,815
323/km²
Districts:14
Municipalities:69
ISO 3166-2:JP-24
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Iris
(Iris ensata)
Pref. Tree:Jingusugi
Pref. Bird:Snowy plover
(Charadrius alexandrinus)

History

Geography

Mie prefecture is bordered by Aichi, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

As of 2000 Mie prefecture's 5,776.44 km² landmass is divided into 64.8% forest, 11.5% agriculture, 6% residential area, 3.8% roads, and 3.6% rivers. The remaining 10.3% are not classifed.

Cities

Districts

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

Mie prefecture is famous for the Mikimoto pearl island formerly known as Ojima island, the shinto shrine in Ise built in the 1st century, the invetion of Ninja spies at Ueno castle, the wedded rocks at Futamigaura beach, and Matsuzaka beef.

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