Tottori


Tottori

 ken (prefecture), western Honshu, Japan, occupying 1,348 square miles (3,492 square km) along the Sea of Japan. The coastal plain is bounded (south) by the Chūgoku Range. The mountains, including Mount Dai, form part of Daisen-Oki National Park, and the coast is included in San-in-kaigan National Park. Tourists also visit the Tottori Sand Dunes, which stretch for 10 miles (16 km) along the coast near the capital city, Tottori.

      The prefecture is basically an agricultural area, producing rice, fruit (especially pears), tobacco, and dairy products. Industry is concentrated in the cities of Yonago, Kurayoshi, and Tottori. Products include machinery, processed foods, paper and pulp, textiles, and wood articles. Tottori city is noted for its university. The electrified San-in Line (railway) runs along the prefecture's coast, and branch lines run south to Okayama. Pop. (1989 est.) city, 141,659; (1990) prefecture, 615,741.

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  • Tottori — can refer to: * Tottori Prefecture a Japanese prefecture with 613,229 people. * Tottori, Tottori a Japanese city with 202,015 people. * Tottori Sand Dunes …   Wikipedia

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  • Tottōri — Tottōri, Hauptstadt des gleichnamigen Ken im SW. der japan. Insel Hondo, mit Baumwoll und Seidenindustrie und (1903) 31,023 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Tottori — Original name in latin Tottori Name in other language TTJ State code JP Continent/City Asia/Tokyo longitude 35.5 latitude 134.23333 altitude 6 Population 154098 Date 2010 07 30 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Tottori — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Tottori Country and Admin Code JP.41 JP …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Tottori — noun a) a city in Japan. b) a prefecture in Japan …   Wiktionary

  • Tottori — ► Prefectura de Japón, en el SO de la isla de Hondo; 3 492 km2 y 616 000 h. Cap., la c. homónima (143 293 h) …   Enciclopedia Universal


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