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Kumamoto Prefecture

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Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県; Kumamoto-ken) is located on Kyushu Island, Japan. The capital is the city of Kumamoto.

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History

Historically the area was called Higo province and was renamed to Kumamoto prefecture during the Meiji Restoration as part of the abolition of the feudal system.

Geography

Kumamoto Prefecture is located in the center of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four major Japanese islands. It is bordered by the Ariake inland sea and the Amakusa archipelago to the west, Fukuoka Prefecture and Oita Prefecture to the north, Miyazaki Prefecture to the east, and Kagoshima Prefecture to the south.

Mt. Aso (1592 m), an extensive active volcano, is in the east of Kumamoto Prefecture. This volcano is located at the center of the Aso caldera, the most famous caldera in Japan.

Cities


Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district.

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

External links

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