Shiga Prefectur

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Shiga Prefectur
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 滋賀県
 • Rōmaji Shiga-ken

Seembol o Shiga Prefectur
Kintra Japan
Region Kansai
Island Honshu
Caipital Ōtsu
Government
 • Govrenor Yukiko Kada
Area
 • Total 4,017.36 km2 (1,551.11 sq mi)
Area rank 38t
Population (August 1, 2009)
 • Total 1,402,132
 • Rank 28t
 • Density 332/km2 (860/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-25
Destricts 3
Municipalities 19
Flower Rhododendron (Rhododendron metternichii var. hondoense)
Tree Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)
Bird Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Website www.pref.shiga.lg.jp/multilingual/english/index.html

Shiga Prefectur (滋賀県 Shiga-ken?) is a Japanese prefectur, which furms pairt o the Kansai region in the wastren part o Honshu island.[1] Its caipital is Ōtsu.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shiga-ken" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 853 at Google Books; "Kansai" at Japan Encyclopedia, p. 477 at Google Books.
  2. Nussbaum, "Ōtsu" at Japan Encyclopedia, p. 765 at Google Books.