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Introduction

Member Regional Governments Japan Fukui Prefecture Introduction

Sugimoto Tatsuji

  • NationJapan
  • Government NameFukui Prefecture
  • GovernorSugimoto Tatsuji

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

Tree

Tree

Pine tree

Bird

Bird

Dusky thrush

Flower

Flower

narcissus

Fish

Fish

Echizen crab.

History

  • In the latter half to the end of the 7th century, the area now called Fukui Prefecture was divided into two provinces, Wakasa and Koshi. The latter was in turn divided into three -- Echizen, Ecchu and Echigo. Today's prefectural boundary dates back to Koshi-no-kuni (State of Koshi) formed in 823. After many vicissitudes, what is known today as Fukui Prefecture was born in February 1881.
  • Many cultural heritages refined and preserved in the long history of Fukui amount to 167 in the number of country-designated cultural assets, including six national treasures. Local residents familiarize themselves with the cultural heritages, along with tangible and intangible cultural properties handed down in various parts of the prefecture, as their proud assets.
  • Fukui also turned out many great figures toward the end of the Edo period (1603-1867), including Matsudaira Shungaku, reputedly one of the“four wise lords”who were active at the end of the era, his trusted lieutenant Hashimoto Sanai and Yuri Kimimasa who drafted the Imperial Covenant Consisting of Five Articles.

Topographic Features

  • Fukui prefecture is located near the center of the Japan Sea (East Sea) Coast (East Sea Coast), with Tsuruga City’s eastern section dividing the northern Reihoku area (formerly called Echizen) from the southern Reinan area (formerly called Wakasa).

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area: 4,189.25㎢
  • Location: 36˚17′~ 35˚20′north latitude and 136˚49′~135˚26′east longitude
  • Climate:average temperature 15.5℃, annual precipitation 2,578mm
Population
  • Population: 799,127
  • Household: 276,183
  • Population density : 191/㎢
Major events
  • January: Narcissus Festival
  • February: Katsuyama Sagicho Matsuri Festival
  • April: Echizen Historical Costume Parade, Fukui Spring Festival
  • May: Mikuni Festival
  • August: Mikuni Fireworks Festival
  • September: Tsuruga Matsuri Festival
Tourist Attractions
  • Tojinbo Cliffs Eiheiji Temple Fukui Dinosaur Museum

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP(nominal): ¥3,318.6 bln(2006)
  • Per Capita Income: ¥2,819,000(2006)
Industry
  • Industrial Structure (2005) - Primary Industry: 5.4%, - Secondary industry 33.1%, - Tertiary Industry: 61.5%
Products
  • Agricultural product: Fukui Koshihikari, watermelon, midi-tomato, Japanese apricot, blowfish, mackerel
  • Industrial product: Eye-wear production, chemical, textile, machinery
  • Specialty Product: Echizen Uchihamono, Echizen pottery, Echizen lacquer ware, Wakasa lacquer ware.

Others

  • Contact:International Affairs and Marketing Strategy Division
  • Address: 福井縣福井市大手3-17-1
  • Tel.:+81-776-20-0294
  • Fax.:+81-776-22-1702
  • Official Website : http://www.pref.fukui.jp