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Saga Prefecture
Japanese: 佐賀県
Map of Japan with Saga highlighted
Capital Saga
Region Kyūshū
Island Kyūshū
Governor Yoshinori Yamaguchi
Area (rank) 2,439.58 km² (42nd)
 - % water 1.7%
Population  (February 1, 2008)
 - Population 858,603 (42nd)
 - Density 352 /km²
Districts 6
Municipalities 20
ISO 3166-2 JP-41
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Camphor blossom (Cinnamomum camphora)
 - Tree Camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora)
 - Bird Black-billed magpie (Pica pica)
 - Fish
Symbol of Saga Prefecture
Symbol of Saga Prefecture
Symbol mark of Saga prefecture.svg

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The area of Nagasaki Prefecture and Saga Prefecture was formerly called Hizen Province.[2] The current name dates from the Meiji Restoration.

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Seven Wise Men of Saga

"The Seven Wise Men of Saga" is the name for seven men from Saga. Each of them was important to the development of modern of Japan. They began changing the country around the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. They continued modernizing Japan during the Meiji Restoration.



Saga is the smallest prefecture on Kyūshū. It is bordered by the Genkai Sea and the Tsushima Strait to the north and the Ariake Sea to the south. Nagasaki Prefecture is on its western border. Fukuoka Prefecture and Kumamoto Prefecture are east of Saga.




National Parks

National Parks are established in about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture.[8]

Shrines and Temples

Yodohime jinja and Chiriku Hachiman-gū are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.[9]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Saga prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 804; Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Saga Prefecture, Regional Information; retrieved 2012-4-6.
  2. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  3. Davis, Paul K. (2001). 100 decisive battles: from ancient times to the present, pp. 145-147; the noun "Bun'ei" means the Japanese era name (nengō) for a time period started in February 1264 and ended in April 1275
  4. Davis, p. 147; the noun "Kōan" means the Japanese era name for a time period which started in February 1278 and ended in April 1288.
  5. Nussbaum, "Saga no Ran" at Japan Encyclopedia, p. 804.
  6. "Saga governor apologizes over remark on Genkai power plant," Mainichi Shimbun. 3 August 2011; retrieved 2011-11-19.
  7. Kyūshū Shinkansen, Information from JR Kyushu Archived 2011-11-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2011-11-19.
  8. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  9. Picken, Stuart. (2004). Sourcebook in Shinto: Selected Documents, p. 377; "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3; retrieved 2012-8-23.

Other websites

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