|- Govrenor||Yoshihiro Murai|
|- Tot||7,285.16 km2 (2,812.8 sq mi)|
|Indwallers (1 December 2010)|
|- Densitie||320.86/km2 (831/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-04|
|Flower||Miyagi bush clover (Lespedeza thunbergii)|
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Miyagi Prefecture wis umwhile pairt o the province o Mutsu. Mutsu Province, on northren Honshu, wis ane o the last provinces tae be formed as land wis taken fre the indigenous Ainu an became the lairgest as it expandit northward. The auncient caipital wis in modren Miyagi Prefecture.
In the third month o seicont year o the Wadō era (709), there wis an uprisin against govrenmental authority in Mutsu Province an in nearbi Echigo Province. Troops wur promptly dispatched tae subdue the revolt.
In Wadō 5 (712), the land o Mutsu Province wis admeenistratively separatit frae the Dewa Province. Empress Gemmei's Daijō-kan continued tae organize ither cadastral chynges in the provincial map o the Nara period, as in the follaein year when Mimasaka Province wis dividit frae Bizen Province; Hyūga Province wis sundered frae Osumi Province; an Tamba Province wis severed frae Tango Province.
Durin the Sengoku period various clans ruled different pairts o the province. The Uesugi clan haed a castle toun at Wakamatsu in the sooth, the Nambu clan at Morioka in the north, an Date Masamune, a close ally o the Tokugawa, established Sendai, which is nou the lairgest toun o the Tōhoku region.
Date Masamune built a castle at Sendai as his seat tae rule Mutsu. In 1871, Sendai Prefecture wis formed. It wis renamed Miyagi prefecture the follaein year.
Miyagi Prefecture is locatit in the central pairt o Tōhoku, facin the Paceefic Ocean, an contains Tōhoku's lairgest ceety, Sendai. There are heich muntains on the wast an alang the northeast coast, but the central plain aroond Sendai is fairly lairge.
Oshika Peninsula projects frae the northren coastline o the prefecture.
Thirteen ceeties are locatit in Miyagi Prefecture:
Touns an veelages 
These are the touns an veelages in each destrict:
‡ Scheduled tae be dissolved follaein mergers.
- Main airticle: Leet o mergers in Miyagi Prefecture
Future mergers 
- Baith touns athin Watari Destrict are plannin tae merge an create a new ceety unner the name o Watari. Watari Destrict will dissolve if the ceety is creatit
Although Miyagi haes a guid deal o fishin an agricultur, producin a great deal o rice an livestock, it is dominatit bi the manufacturin industries aroond Sendai, particularly electronics, appliances, an fuid processin.
The sports teams leetit belaw are based in Miyagi Prefecture.
Visitor attractions 
Miyagi Prefecture boasts ane o Japan's three greatest sichts. Matsushima, the pine-clad islands, dot the waters aff the coast o the prefecture.
The follaein are an aa notit as attractions:
Freemit airtins 
- Official Miyagi Prefecture homepage (Japanese)
- Official Miyagi Prefecture homepage last accessed on March 25, 2007
- Official information of each merger in Miyagi Prefecture last accessed on March 25, 2007