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|Governor||Eikei Suzuki (since April 2011)|
|Area (rank)||5,777.22 km² (25th)|
|- % water||0.7%|
|Population (April 1, 2010)|
|- Population||1,855,177 (23rd)|
|- Density||321 /km²|
|- Flower||Iris (Iris ensata)|
|- Tree||Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)|
|- Bird||Snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)|
|- Fish||Japanese spiny lobster ("Panulirus japonicus")|
Symbol of Mie Prefecture
|Template ■ Discussion|
In 1871, the area from the Kisosansen River in the north to the city of Tsu became Anōtsu Prefecture. The area south of Tsu became Watarai Prefecture. In 1876, Anōtsu Prefecture and Watarai Prefecture joined to become Mie Prefecture.[source?]
Mie has four dialects…Iga dialect, Ise dialect, Shima dialect, Kisyuu dialect
Mie Prefecture is on the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula. The prefectures that surround Mie are Aichi Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, and Wakayama Prefecture.
There are fourteen cities in Mie Prefecture:
National Parks are established in about 35% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Mie prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 628; "Kansai" at p. 477.
- Nussbaum, "Tsu" at p. 995.
- Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," pp. 1-3; retrieved 2012-3-13.