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|Area (rank)||7,404.14 km² (16th)|
|- % water||0.2%|
|Population (May 1, 2011)|
|- Population||1,812,255 (23rd)|
|- Density||244.76 /km²|
|- Flower||Gentian (Gentiana scabra var. buergeri)|
|- Tree||Camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora)|
|- Bird||Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)|
Symbol of Kumamoto Prefecture
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- 1607-1614 (Keichō 12-19): Kumamoto Castle, construction lasted 7 years
- December 1637 (Kan'ei 14): Shimabara Rebellion
- May 21, 1792 (Kansei 4, 1st day of the 4th month): Earthquake centered at Mount Unzen caused tsunami which hit Higo
Kumamoto Prefecture is in the middle of Kyūshū The western border of Kumamoto is the Ariake Sea and the Amakusa Islands. Fukuoka Prefecture and Ōita Prefecture are in the north. Miyazaki Prefecture is in the east. Kagoshima Prefecture is in the south.
National Parks are established in about 21% of the total land area of the prefecture, including
Shrines and Temples
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- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002)."Kumamoto prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 572; Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Kumamoto Prefecture, Regional Information; retrieved 2012-4-6.
- Nussbaum, "Kumamoto" at p. 572.
- Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- Trends in Japan, "Kumamoto, Famed for Its Castle and Caldera"; retrieved 2012-2-7.
- Nussbaum, "Shimabara no Ran" at pp. 857-858; Visit Kumamoto, Kumamoto history; retrieved 2012-2-7.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Geophysical Data Center, Significant Earthquake; retrieved 2012-2-7
- Nussbaum, "Aso-san" at p. 58.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-2-7.
- http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/english/list.html Archived 2011-06-25 at the Wayback Machine, (in Japanese)