Shiga Prefectur

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Shiga Prefecture

滋賀県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese滋賀県
 • RōmajiShiga-ken
Offeecial logo o Shiga Prefecture
Seembol
Location of Shiga Prefecture
KintraJapan
RegionKansai
IslandHonshu
CaipitalŌtsu
Govrenment
 • GovrenorTaizo Mikazuki
Area
 • Total4,017.36 km2 (1,551.11 sq mi)
Aurie rank38t
Population
 (August 1, 2009)
 • Tot1,402,132
 • Rank28t
 • Density332/km2 (860/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-25
Destricts3
Municipalities19
FlouerRhododendron (Rhododendron metternichii var. hondoense)
TreeJapanese maple (Acer palmatum)
BirdLittle Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Wabsteidwww.pref.shiga.lg.jp/multilingual/english/index.html

Shiga Prefectur (滋賀県, Shiga-ken) is a Japanese prefectur, whilk 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.