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Tottori Prefecture
Japanese: 鳥取県
Tottori-ken
Map of Japan with Tottori highlighted
Capital Tottori (city)
Region Chūgoku
Island Honshū
Governor Shinji Hirai
Area (rank) 3,507.19 km² (41st)
 - % water 0.7%
Population  (December 1, 2002)
 - Population 618,727 (47th)
 - Density 176 /km²
Districts 5
Municipalities 19
ISO 3166-2 JP-31
Website www.pref.tottori.jp/
english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Nijisseiki nashi pear blossom (Pyrus pyrifolia)
 - Tree Daisenkyaraboku (Taxus cuspidata)
 - Bird Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
 - Fish {{{Fish}}}
Symbol of Tottori Prefecture
Symbol of Tottori Prefecture
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Map of Tottori Prefecture.

Tottori Prefecture (鳥取県 Tottori-ken ?) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshū island. The capital is the city of Tottori. It is the least populous prefecture in Japan.

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History

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.

Geography

Tottori is home to the Tottori Sand Dunes (鳥取砂丘; tottori-sakyū), Japan's only large dune system.

Cities

Four cities are located in Tottori Prefecture:

Towns and villages

Towns and villages in each district:

Hino
Kōfu
Nichinan
Iwami
Daisen
Hiezu
Hōki
Nanbu
Hokuei
Kotoura
Misasa
Yurihama
Chizu
Wakasa
Yazu

Mergers

Economy

Tottori Prefecture is heavily agricultural and its products are shipped to major cities. Some of the famous products are nashi pear, nagaimo, rakkyo, negi (shiro-negi, Welsh onion), and watermelon.

Demographics

Culture

Shan-shan festival

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.

Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Tottori.

Football (soccer)

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

The symbol is derived from the first mora in Japanese for "" 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.

Miscellaneous topics

External links

Shadow picture of Tottori Prefecture Tottori Prefecture
Flag of Tottori Prefecture
Cities
Kurayoshi | Sakaiminato | Tottori (capital) | Yonago
Districts
Hino | Iwami | Saihaku | Tōhaku | Yazu
  See also: Towns and villages by district edit

Coordinates: 35°27′N 133°46′E / 35.45°N 133.767°E / 35.45; 133.767








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