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 is a prefecture of Japanmarker located in the Chūgokumarker region on Honshūmarker island. The capital is the city of Okayama.


History

During the Meiji Restoration; Bitchū Province, Bizen Province and Mimasaka Province were combined to form Okayama Prefecture.

Geography

Map of Okayama Prefecture:
Okayama Prefecture borders Hyōgo Prefecturemarker, Tottori Prefecturemarker and Hiroshima Prefecturemarker. It faces Kagawa Prefecturemarker in Shikokumarker across the Seto Inland Seamarker and includes 90 islands in the sea.

Okayama Prefecture is home to the historic town of Kurashiki. Most of the population is concentrated around Kurashiki and Okayama. The small villages in the northern mountain region are aging and declining in population--more than half of the prefectures municipalities are officially designated as depopulated.

Cities

Fifteen cities are located in Okayama Prefecture:





Towns and villages

Towns and villages in each district:
Nishiawakuramarker
Satoshōmarker
Kibichūōmarker
Nagimarker
Shōōmarker
Kumenanmarker
Misakimarker
Shinjōmarker
Yakagemarker
Kagaminomarker
Hayashimamarker
Wakemarker


Mergers

Economy

Demographics

Transportation

Railways



Culture

Pottery

Bizen-yaki (Bizen pottery).

Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Okayama.

Football (soccer)


Volleyball


Tourism

Some tourist attractions are:

Anime and manga

The anime and manga series Tenchi Muyo! take place in this part of Japan, and many characters are named after geographical features and landmarks of the area.In the anime and manga series "Nerima Daikon Brothers," the character Mako speaks with an Okayama accent.

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