|Administrative headquarters :||Akita|
|Main island :||Honshu|
|Area :||11,637.52 km²|
|Water content:||0.7 %|
(October 1, 2019)
|Population density :||83 inhabitants per km²|
|ISO 3166-2 :||JP-05|
|Governor :||Norihisa Satake|
|Prefecture flag :|
|Prefecture tree :||Akita crescent fir|
|Prefecture flower :||Petasites japonicus|
|Vogel prefecture :||Copper pheasant|
|Fish prefecture :||Arctoscopus japonicus|
|Prefecture song :||
("Song of the Citizens of Akita")
The Akita prefecture ( Jap. 秋田県 , Akita-ken ) is a prefecture of Japan . It is located in the Tōhoku region on the island of Honshū . The seat of the prefecture administration is the city of the same name Akita .
Akita is located in the north of the island of Honshu with the Sea of Japan to the west. Akita is bordered by Aomori Prefecture to the north, Iwate Prefecture to the east, Miyagi Prefecture to the southeast, and Yamagata Prefecture to the south .
The summer is relatively pleasant and cool compared to other countries. From the end of November on it thunders very often. The winter months are characterized by strong winds from Siberia.
Akita is a predominantly rural prefecture, in whose lower-lying areas large-scale rice cultivation shapes the landscape. The Sake -Fabrication occupies an important place. In addition to the prefecture capital Akita, Daisen is an important economic center. There are regional fishing ports on the coast around the Oga peninsula and in southern Kisakata. In the north and in the mountain regions, forestry plays an important role.
Akita Governor is Norihisa Satake , previously Mayor of Akita City . He replaced Sukeshiro Terata after the 2009 gubernatorial election and was last re-elected for a third term in 2017 with a two-thirds majority. In the prefectural parliament, which was reduced to 43 members in 2015, the Liberal Democratic Party still holds an absolute majority with 24 seats after the elections in April 2019 , while the Social Democratic Party (SDP) won two seats, none more than one.
For the lower house of the national parliament Akita is divided into three constituencies , in the upper house two members represent the prefecture. Namely, the Akitas delegation elected directly after the elections in 2016 , 2017 and 2019 consists of (as of August 2019):
- in the lower house
- for the 1st constituency, which consists only of the prefecture capital: Hiroyuki Togashi (LDP, 3rd term)
- for the 2nd constituency in the north: Katsutoshi Kaneda (LDP, 4th term, previously twelve years for Akita in the Senate)
- for the 3rd constituency in the southeast: Nobuhide Minorikawa (LDP, 5th term)
- in the upper house
- until 2022: Hiroo Ishii (LDP, 2nd term)
- until 2025: Shizuka Terata (non-party elected for the center-left opposition, 1st term of office), as the wife of the lower house representative Manabu Terata (non-party / KDP parliamentary group; proportional representation Tōhoku) the daughter-in-law of Sukeshiro Terata.
Since 2006 there are still 25 parishes in Akita: 13 -shi (independent cities; or by Japanese officials into English and then translated into German without regard to the Japanese context or the Prussian roots: "big cities"), 9 -machi / -chō ([historical district] cities) and 3 -mura (villages / village communities).
When today's community forms were introduced in 1889, the previously more than 1000 chō / son (towns and villages in the country, but in larger settlements districts) from the nine districts ( -gun ) of Akita were merged into 237 communities, including Akita-shi as the first and until 1940 the only independent city. In the Great Shōwa Territorial Reform of the 1950s, the number of parishes dropped from over 200 to 72, in the Great Heisei Territorial Reform of the 2000s from 69 to 25.
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|Circle (- gun )||Area
(January 1, 2020)
October 1, 2019)
(without prefix & check digit)
( seat of the prefecture administration , "core city" )
|秋田 市||-||906.07 km²||306.178||201||Akita City|
|Noshiro- shi||能 代 市||-||426.95 km²||50,842||202||Noshiro City|
|Yokote- shi||横 手 市||-||692.8 km²||86,499||203||Yokote City|
|Ōdate -shi||大 館 市||-||913.22 km²||70.085||204||Odate City|
|Oga- shi||男 鹿 市||-||241.09 km²||25,634||206||Oga City|
|Yuzawa-shi||湯 沢 市||-||790.91 km²||42,887||207||Yuzawa City|
|Kazuno- shi||鹿角 市||-||707.52 km²||29,727||209||Kazuno City|
|Yuri-Honjō-shi||由 利 本 荘 市||-||1,209.59 km²||75,417||210||Yurihonjo City|
|Katagami-shi||潟 上市||-||97.72 km²||31,923||211||Katagami City|
|Daisen-shi||大仙 市||-||866.79 km²||77,886||212||Daisen City|
|Kita-Akita- shi||北 秋田 市||-||1,152.76 km²||30,555||213||Kitaakita City|
|Nikaho- shi||に か ほ 市||-||241.13 km²||23,602||214||Nikaho City|
|Senboku -shi||仙 北市||-||1,093.56 km²||25.305||215||Senboku City|
|Kosaka-machi||小 坂 町||Kazuno||201.7 km²||4843||303||Kazuno Town|
|Kami-koani-mura||上 小 阿仁 村||Daycare Akita||256.72 km²||2098||327||Kamikoani Village|
|Fujisato-machi||藤 里 町||Yamamoto||282.13 km²||3004||346||Fujisato Town|
|Mitane-cho||三種 町||Yamamoto||247.98 km²||15,534||348||Fujisato Town|
|Happo-cho||八 峰 町||Yamamoto||234.14 km²||6653||349||Happo Town|
|Gojōme-machi||五 城 目 町||Minami-Akita||214.92 km²||8522||361||Gojome Town|
|Hachirogata-machi||八郎 潟 町||Minami-Akita||17 km²||5636||363||Hachirogata Town|
|Ikawa-machi||井 川 町||Minami-Akita||47.95 km²||4604||366||Hachirogata Town|
|Ōgata-mura||大 潟 村||Minami-Akita||170.11 km²||4604||368||Ogata Village|
|Misato-cho||美 郷 町||Senboku||168.32 km²||19.006||434||Misato Town|
|Ugo-machi||羽 後 町||Ogachi||230.78 km²||13,988||463||Ugo Town|
|Higashi-Naruse-mura||東 成 瀬 村||Ogachi||203.69 km²||2500||464||HigashinaruseVillage|
|Akita-ken||秋田 県||11,637.52 km²||965.927||000||Akita Prefecture|
October 1, 2000
October 1, 2006
Akita Prefecture has partnerships with:
- Akita Prefectural Parliament : Members by parliamentary group , accessed on August 4, 2019
- 統一 地方 選 2019 秋田 県 議 選 各 党 議席 . In: NHK Senkyo Web. April 7, 2019, Retrieved August 4, 2019 (Japanese).