Osaka Prefectur

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Osaka Prefectur
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 大阪府
 • Rōmaji Ōsaka-fu

Seembol o Osaka Prefectur
Coordinates: 34°41′11″N 135°31′12″E / 34.68639°N 135.52000°E / 34.68639; 135.52000
Kintra Japan
Region Kansai
Island Honshu
Caipital Osaka
Government
 • Govrenor Ichiro Matsui
Area
 • Total 1,899.28 km2 (733.32 sq mi)
Area rank 46t
Population (1 Januar 2012)
 • Total 8,864,228
 • Rank 3rd
 • Density 4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-27
Destricts 5
Municipalities 43
Flower Japanese apricot (Prunus mume)
Primrose (Primula sieboldii)
Tree Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba)
Bird Bull-headed shrike (Lanius bucephalus)
Website pref.osaka.jp/en

Osaka Prefectur (大阪府 Ōsaka-fu?) is a prefectur locatit in the Kansai region on Honshu, the main island o Japan.[1] The caipital is the ceety o Osaka. It is the center o Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto aurie.[2]

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Osaka Prefectur neighbors the prefecturs o Hyōgo an Kyoto in the north, Nara in the east an Wakayama in the sooth. The wast is open tae Osaka Bay. The Yodo an Yamato Rivers flow through the prefectur.

Prior tae the construction o Kansai Internaitional Airport, Osaka wis the smawest prefectur in Japan. The airtificial island on which the airport wis built addit enough aurie tae mak it slichtly lairger than Kagawa Prefectur.[3][4]

As o 31 Mairch 2008, 10% o the total land aurie o the prefectur wis designatit as Natural Pairks, namely Kongō-Ikoma-Kisen Quasi-Naitional Pairk, Meiji no Mori Minō Quasi-Naitional Pairk, an Hokusetsu Prefectural Natural Pairk.[5] In Julie 2011 a further aurie wis designatit for protection as the Hannan-Misaki Prefectural Natural Pairk.[6]

Ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Map o Osaka Prefectur.
Osaka Pref. Heid Office

Thirty-three ceeties are locatit in Osaka Prefectur:

Touns an veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

These are the touns an veelages in each destrict.

Mergers[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Leet o mergers in Osaka Prefectur

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