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Fukuoka Prefectur
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 福岡県
 • Rōmaji Fukuoka-ken

Seembol o Fukuoka Prefectur
Coordinates: 33°36′N 130°35′E / 33.600°N 130.583°E / 33.600; 130.583Coordinates: 33°36′N 130°35′E / 33.600°N 130.583°E / 33.600; 130.583
Kintra Japan
Region Kyūshū
Island Kyūshū
Caipital Fukuoka
Government
 • Govrenor Hiroshi Ogawa (syne Aprile 2011)
Area
 • Total 4,971.01 km2 (1,919.32 sq mi)
Area rank 29t
Population (1 September 2010)
 • Total 5,071,732
 • Rank 9th
 • Density 1,020.26/km2 (2,642.5/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-40
Destricts 12
Municipalities 60
Flower Ume blossom (Prunus mume)
Tree Azalea (Rhododendron tsutsusi)
Bird Japanese Bush Warbler (Cettia diphone)
Website www.pref.fukuoka.lg.jp/somu/
multilingual/english/top.html

Fukuoka Prefectur (福岡県 Fukuoka-ken?) is a prefectur o Japan locatit on Kyushu Island.[1] The caipital is the ceety o Fukuoka.[2]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fukuoka Prefecture includes the former provinces of Chikugo, Chikuzen, and Buzen.[3]

Shrines an temples[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kōra taisha, Sumiyoshi-jinja, Hakosagi-gū an Usa jinjū are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [4]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fukuoka Prefectur faces the sea on three sides, borderin on Saga, Ōita, an Kumamoto prefecturs an facin Yamaguchi Prefectur athort the Kanmon Straits.

Fukuoka includes the twa lairgest ceeties on Kyūshū, Fukuoka an Kitakyushu, an much o Kyūshū's industrie. It includes a nummer o smaw islands near the north coast o Kyūshū.

Ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twinty-aicht ceeties are locatit in Fukuoka Prefectur:

Touns an veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

Map o Fukuoka Prefectur.

These are the touns an veelages in each destrict.

Mergers[eedit | eedit soorce]

Economie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fukuoka prefectur's main ceeties form ane o Japan's main industrial centres, accoontin for nearly 40% o the economie o Kyūshū. Major industries include automobiles, semiconductors, an steel. Fukuoka prefectur is notewirthy as the place whaur tire manufacturer Bridgestone[1] an consumer electronics chain Best Denki wur foondit.

Universities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Institution Location
Fukuoka University Fukuoka
Kurume University Kurume
Kyushu Institute of Technology Kitakyushu an Iizuka
Kyushu University Fukuoka an Kasuga
Seinan Gakuin University Fukuoka
Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences   Dazaifu
Kyushu Sangyo University Fukuoka
Fukuoka Women's University Fukuoka

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Major events an festivals[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Hakata Dontaku Harbour Festival, Tenjin, Fukuoka on Mey 3 an 4
  • Hakata Gion Yamagasa, Kushida Shrine, Fukuoka on Julie
  • Kokura Gion Yamagasa, Kitakyushu on Julie
  • Tobata Gion Yamagasa, Kitakyushu on Julie
  • Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa, Kitakyushu on Julie
  • Kitahara Hakushu Festival, Yanagawa on November 1 tae 3

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The sports teams leetit belaw are based in Fukuoka.

Fitbaa (soccer)
Basebaa
Basketbaa
Rugby

The prefectur haes twa significant annual athletics events: the Fukuoka International Cross Country an the Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship. The marathon race haes been held in Fukuoka syne 1959 an haes seen a nummer o warld records breuken durin its history.[5]

Creeme an safety[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fukuoka Prefectur haes the lairgest nummer o designatit yakuza groups amang aw o the prefecturs, at 5; the Kudo-kai, the Taishu-kai, the Fukuhaku-kai, the Dojin-kai and the Kyushu Seido-kai.[6] Atween 2004 an 2009, an in early 2011,[7] Fukuoka Prefectur leads the naition in gun-relatit incidents.[8] These incidents wur maistly relatit tae the local yakuza syndicates, specifically the Kudo-kai, the Dojin-kai an the Kyushu Seido-kai.[7]

Fukuoka Prefectur haes haed the heichest frequency o youth creeme amang aw o the prefecturs o Japan syne 2003.[9]

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

The maust popular place for tourism is Fukuoka Ceety, especially at the time o the Dontaku festival, an Dazaifu, awtho Kitakyūshū haes tree'd tae attract tourists an aw.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Train

Sister regions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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