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Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県 Saitama-ken?) is a prefecture in the Kantō region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[1] The capital is the city of Saitama.[2]

History

Saitama Prefecture was formerly part of the old Musashi Province.[3]

Geography

Map of Saitama Prefecture

Saitama is in the Kantō region. The prefecture shares borders with Chiba Prefecture, Ibaraki Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, Nagano,Tochigi Prefecture, Yamanashi Prefecture and Tokyo.

Cities

National Parks

National Parks are established in about 33% of the total land area of the prefecture.[4]

Shrines and Temples

Hikawa jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [5]

Friendship Cities

Related pages

References

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Saitama prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 808; "Kantō" at p. 479.
  2. Saitama City Profile, overview; retrieved 2012-3-15.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  5. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-3-14.

Other websites

Media related to Saitama prefecture at Wikimedia Commons