Shiga Prefectur

Japanese prefectur

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]

Shiga Prefecture

滋賀県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese滋賀県
 • RōmajiShiga-ken
Official logo of Shiga Prefecture
Seembol
Location of Shiga Prefecture
KintraJapan
RegionKansai
IslandHonshu
CaipitalŌtsu
Govrenment
 • GovrenorTaizo Mikazuki
Area
 • Total4,017.36 km2 (1,551.11 sq mi)
Area rank38t
Population
 (August 1, 2009)
 • Total1,402,132
 • 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)
Websitewww.pref.shiga.lg.jp/multilingual/english/index.html

ReferencesEedit

  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.