Osaka Prefectur

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Osaka Prefecture

大阪府
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese大阪府
 • RōmajiŌsaka-fu
Official logo of Osaka Prefecture
Seembol
Location of Osaka Prefecture
Coordinates: 34°41′11″N 135°31′12″E / 34.68639°N 135.52000°E / 34.68639; 135.52000Coordinates: 34°41′11″N 135°31′12″E / 34.68639°N 135.52000°E / 34.68639; 135.52000
KintraJapan
RegionKansai
IslandHonshu
CaipitalOsaka
Govrenment
 • GovrenorIchiro Matsui
Area
 • Total1899.28 km2 (733.32 sq mi)
Area rank46t
Population
 (1 Januar 2012)
 • Total8,864,228
 • Rank3rd
 • Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-27
Destricts5
Municipalities43
FlouerJapanese apricot (Prunus mume)
Primrose (Primula sieboldii)
TreeGinkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba)
BirdBull-headed shrike (Lanius bucephalus)
Websitewww.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 centre 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 throu 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 biggit addit enough aurie tae mak it slichtly lairger than Kagawa Prefectur.[3][4]

As o 31 Mairch 2008, 10% o the tot 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 pertection as the Hannan-Misaki Prefectural Natural Pairk.[6]

Ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cairt o Osaka Prefectur.
Osaka Pref. Heid Office

Thirty-three ceeties are locatit in Osaka Prefectur:

Touns an veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thir are the touns an veelages in each destrict.

Mergers[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Osaka-fu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 759 at Google Books; "Kansai" in p. 477 at Google Books.
  2. Nussbaum, "Osaka" in p. 759 at Google Books.
  3. "平成10年全国都道府県市区町村の面積の公表について(Official announcement on the national territory and area of 1998, by prefectures, cities, districts, towns and villages)", Geographical Survey Institute, Government of Japan, January 29, 1999.
  4. "コラム Vol.017 全国都道府県市区町村面積調 (Column: "National Area Investigation" vol.017)", Alps Mapping K.K., March 8, 2001.
  5. "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture" (PDF). Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved 2 Februar 2012.
  6. "Hannan-Misaki Prefectural Natural Park". Ōsaka Prefecture. Retrieved 2 Februar 2012.

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