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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Nagato Province highlighted

Script error: No such module "Nihongo"., often called Script error: No such module "Nihongo"., was an old province of Japan in the area of Yamaguchi Prefecture on the island of Honshū.[1]

The province had borders with Iwami and Suō Provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was Shimonoseki.


Coast of Nagato Province

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Nagato Province were reformed in the 1870s.[2]

The Japanese battleship Nagato was named after this province.[3]

Shrines and Temples

Sumiyoshi jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Nagato. [4]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nagato" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 684.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. Nussbaum, "Nagato" at p. 684.
  4. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-1-17.

Other websites

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