Toyama Prefecture

Toyama Prefecture
富山県
Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 •  Japanese 富山県
 •  Rōmaji Toyama-ken
Flag of Toyama Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Toyama Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Toyama Prefecture
Coordinates: 36°43′N 137°9′E / 36°43′N 137°9′E / 36.717; 137.150
Country Japan
Region Chūbu ( Hokuriku)
Island Honshu
Capital Toyama
Government
 •  Governor Takakazu Ishii
Area
 • Total 4,247.22 km2 (1,639.86 sq mi)
Area rank 33rd
Population (Estimated as of February 1, 2008)
 • Total 1,104,239
 • Rank 38th
 • Density 260/km2 (700/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-16
Districts 2
Municipalities 15
Flower Tulip (Tulipa) [1]
Tree Tateyama Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) [1]
Bird Ptarmigan [1]
Fish Japanese amberjack
Pasiphaea japonica
Firefly squid [1]
Website pref.toyama.jp
Toyama Prefectural Office Building

Toyama Prefecture (富山県, Toyama-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Hokuriku region on the main Honshu island. [2] The capital is the city of Toyama. [3]

Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the Japan Sea coast, and has the industrial advantage of cheap electricity from abundant hydroelectric resources. It also contains East Asia’s only known glaciers outside Russia, first recognized in 2012. [4]

History

Historically, Toyama Prefecture was Etchū Province. [5] Following the abolition of the han system in 1871, Etchū Province was renamed Niikawa Prefecture, but Imizu District was given to Nanao Prefecture. In 1872 Imizu District was returned by the new Ishikawa Prefecture.

In 1876, Niikawa Prefecture was merged into Ishikawa Prefecture but the merger was void in 1881 and the area was re-established as Toyama Prefecture.[ citation needed]

The Itai-itai disease occurred in Toyama around 1950.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Toyama prefekturası
Bân-lâm-gú: Toyama-koān
български: Тояма
Cebuano: Toyama-ken
davvisámegiella: Toyama prefektuvra
Esperanto: Gubernio Tojama
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Toyama-yen
한국어: 도야마 현
Bahasa Indonesia: Prefektur Toyama
Kiswahili: Mkoa wa Toyama
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Toyama
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Toyama-gâing
日本語: 富山県
پنجابی: ضلع ٹویاما
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ខេត្តតុយ៉ាម៉ា
Simple English: Toyama Prefecture
српски / srpski: Префектура Тојама
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Prefektura Tojama
Basa Sunda: Toyama Prefecture
українська: Префектура Тояма
Tiếng Việt: Toyama
文言: 富山縣
粵語: 富山縣
中文: 富山縣