Akita Prefecture

Akita Prefecture
Japanese:秋田県
Akita-ken
Map of Japan with Akita highlighted
CapitalAkita (city)
RegionTōhoku
IslandHonshu
GovernorNorihisa Satake
Area (rank)11,612.22 km² (6th)
 - % water0.7%
Population  (2010-10-01[1])
 - Population1,106,050 (37th)
 - Density95.2 /km²
6
Municipalities25
JP-05
Websitewww.pref.akita.jp/koho/foreign/en/index.html
Prefectural Symbols
 - FlowerFuki (a kind of butterbur, Petasites japonicus)
 - TreeAkita-sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)
 - BirdCopper pheasant (Phasianus soemmerringii)
 - FishMasu salmon
Symbol of Akita Prefecture
Symbol of Akita Prefecture
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Akita Prefecture (秋田県, Akita-ken) is a prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[2] The capital city is Akita.[3] Akita prefecture is famous for rice and sake.[4]

History

The area of Akita was created from Dewa Province and Mutsu Province.[2]

Historic places

  • Senshu Park is 5 minutes walk from Akita Station.

The site of castle of the Kubota Castle built by Satake, a daimyo from Hitachi. Landscape gardener, Abira Nagaoka, designed the park in 1896. The name "Akita" became established in Tenpyou era.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Akita-prefektuur
azərbaycanca: Akita prefekturası
Bân-lâm-gú: Akita-koān
Cebuano: Akita-ken
čeština: Prefektura Akita
davvisámegiella: Akita prefektuvra
Esperanto: Gubernio Akita
贛語: 秋田县
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Akita-yen
한국어: 아키타현
Bahasa Indonesia: Prefektur Akita
Kiswahili: Mkoa wa Akita
македонски: Акита (префектура)
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Akita
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Akita-gâing
монгол: Акита
Nederlands: Akita (prefectuur)
日本語: 秋田県
پنجابی: ضلع اکیٹا
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ខេត្តអាគីតា
português: Akita (prefeitura)
slovenčina: Akita (prefektúra)
српски / srpski: Префектура Акита
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Prefektura Akita
Basa Sunda: Préféktur Akita
українська: Префектура Акіта
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ئاكىتا ناھىيىسى
Tiếng Việt: Akita
文言: 秋田縣
吴语: 秋田县
粵語: 秋田縣
中文: 秋田县