|Area||7,285.16 km² (17th)|
|- % water||0.3%|
|Population (October 1, 2002)|
|- Population||2,370,280 (15th)|
|- Density||325 /km²|
|- Flower||Miyagi bush clover (Lespedeza thunbergii)|
|- Tree||Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata)|
|- Bird||Wild goose|
Symbol of Miyagi Prefecture
Table of contents
Miyagi Prefecture was formerly part of the province of Mutsu. Date Masamune built a castle at Sendai as his seat to rule Mutsu. In 1871, Sendai Prefecture was formed. It was renamed Miyagi prefecture the following year.
Miyagi Prefecture is located in the central part of Tohoku, facing the Pacific Ocean, and contains Tohoku's largest city, Sendai. There are high mountains on the west and along the northeast coast, but the central plain around Sendai is fairly large.
Matsushima is known as one of the three most scenic coasts of Japan, with a bay full of 260 small island covered in pine groves.
- Ishinomaki, Miyagi
- Sendai (capital)
Towns and villages
These are the towns and villages in each district.
On April 1, 2005, Naruse town and Yamoto town from the Monou district merged and created the city of Higashimatsushima. This merger, combined with the simultaneous Ishinomaki expansion, dissolved Monou district.
On April 1, 2005, all towns and villages in the Kurihara district merged and created the city of Kurihara. One village and nine towns were involved in the merger. They were Ichihasama, Kannari, Kurikoma, Semine, Shiwahime, Takashimizu, Tsukidate, Wakayanagi, along with Hanayama village.
On April 1, 2005, all towns in the Tome district merged with Tsuyama town in the Motoyoshi district and created the city of Tome. Nine towns merged, which were Hasama, Ishikoshi, Minamikata, Nakada, Tome, Towa, Toyosato, Tsuyama, and Yoneyama
On April 1, 2005, five towns from the Monou and Oshika town from the Oshika District merged into the city of Ishinomaki. This expansion, combined with the Higashimatsushima merger, dissolved Monou district. The five towns from Monou district were Kahoku, Kanan, Kitakami, Monou and Ogatsu.
Although Miyagi has a good deal of fishing and agriculture, producing a great deal of rice and livestock, it is dominated by the manufacturing industries around Sendai, particularly electronics, appliances, and food processing.
Miyagi Prefecture boasts one of Japan's three greatest sights. Matsushima, the pine-clad islands, dot the waters off the coast of the prefecture.
|Furukawa | Higashimatsushima | Ishinomaki | Iwanuma | Kakuda | Kesennuma | Kurihara | Natori | Sendai (capital) | Shiogama | Shiroishi | Tagajo | Tome|
|Igu | Kami | Katta | Kurokawa | Miyagi | Motoyoshi | Oshika | Shibata | Shida | Tamatsukuri | Toda | Watari|
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