|Area (rank)||3,507.19 km² (41st)|
|- % water||0.7%|
|Population (December 1, 2002)|
|- Population||618,727 (47th)|
|- Density||176 /km²|
|- Flower||Nijisseiki nashi pear blossom (Pyrus pyrifolia)|
|- Tree||Daisenkyaraboku (Taxus cuspidata)|
|- Bird||Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)|
Symbol of Tottori Prefecture
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Tottori originally consisted of the old provinces of Hōki and Inaba. The word "Tottori" originates from the characters meaning "bird" (鳥) and "to get" (取), as early residents in the area made their living catching the region's plentiful waterfowl.
Tottori is home to the Tottori Sand Dunes (鳥取砂丘; tottori-sakyū), Japan's only large dune system.
Four cities are located in Tottori Prefecture:
Towns and villages in each district:
Tottori consumes more Chikuwa than any other prefecture.
The port of Sakaiminato, located in Western Tottori, boasts the highest catch of kuromaguro (bluefin tuna) in Japan.
The sports teams listed below are based in Tottori.
The symbol is derived from the first mora in Japanese for "と" combined with the picture of a flying bird, and symbolizes peace, liberty, and the advancement of the Tottori prefecture. It was enacted in 1968 to celebrate the 100th year from the first year of the Meiji Era.
|Kurayoshi | Sakaiminato | Tottori (capital) | Yonago|
|Hino | Iwami | Saihaku | Tōhaku | Yazu|