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 is a prefecture of Japanmarker located on Kyūshūmarker Island. The capital is the city of Kumamoto.


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. The current Japanese orthography for Kumamoto literally means "bear root/origin", or "origin of the bear".

Geography

Map of Kumamoto Prefecture showing municipal boundaries.
Kumamoto Prefecture is located in the center of Kyūshūmarker, the southernmost of the four major Japanese islands. It is bordered by the Ariake inland sea and the Amakusamarker archipelago to the west, Fukuoka Prefecturemarker and Ōita Prefecturemarker to the north, Miyazaki Prefecturemarker to the east, and Kagoshima Prefecturemarker to the south.

Mt. Asomarker (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

Fourteen cities are located in Kumamoto Prefecture:

Towns and villages

Towns and villages in each district:
Reihokumarker
Ashikitamarker
Tsunagimarker
Minamiasomarker
Minamiogunimarker
Nishiharamarker
Ogunimarker
Takamorimarker
Ubuyamamarker
Kashimamarker
Kōsamarker
Mashikimarker
Mifunemarker
Yamatomarker
Uekimarker
Kikuyōmarker
Ōzumarker
Asagirimarker
Itsuki
Kumamarker
Mizukamimarker
Nishikimarker
Sagaramarker
Taragimarker
Yamaemarker
Yunomaemarker
Jōnanmarker
Misatomarker
Gyokutōmarker
Nagasumarker
Nagomimarker
Nankanmarker
Hikawamarker


Mergers

Economy

Kumamoto hosts a large Honda automobile plant. In 2007, a Honda factory on the site began to produce non-silicon solar cells for homes and businesses, with a projected capacity roughly equivalent to 8,000 households/year.[31364]

Demographics

Tourism

Kumamoto's main tourist attractions consist of Mt.marker Asomarker, one of the worlds largest active volcanoes, Kumamoto castlemarker and Suizenji park. There is also a Mitsui Greenland amusement park in Arao.

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics



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