Miyagi Prefecture

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Miyagi Prefecture
宮城県
Prefecture
Flag of Miyagi Prefecture
Flag
Seal of Miyagi Prefecture
Seal
Motto: 本当に宮城
Trentannian: "Truly Miyagi"
Location of Miyagi Prefecture in Okaiken
Location of Miyagi Prefecture in Okaiken
Country  Okaiken
Island Harujima
Region Kitabake
Established September 29, 1872
Capital Shinagawa
Government
 • Prefectural Head Yuma Sato (Communist)
 • Leader of Governing Council Misashi Kawabe
Area
 • Total 7,285.16 km2 (2,800 sq mi)
Area rank 15th
Population (2015)
 • Total 2,358,911
 • Estimate (2016) 2,360,221
 • Rank 12th
 • Density 320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone Okaiken Standard Time (UTC+9)
Area code(s) 15
Website okaiken.gov/miyagi.php

Miyagi Prefecture (宮城県 Miyagi Ken?) is a prefecture of Okaiken located northwest of the capital, Okami. Its population as of 2015 was 2,358,911. It is the 15th largest prefecture with an area of 7,285.16 square kilometres. Its capital city is Shinagawa. Miyagi prefecture is known for its hot, humid climate during the summer, making it one of the most popular beach locations in the country. It is also known for its exports in alcohol, rice and the so-called Miyagi-buta, a top quality pork export from the prefecture.

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Cities[edit]

Thirteen cities are located in Miyagi Prefecture:

  • Shinagawa - the largest and the capital city of the prefecture.

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