Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the
* 1 History * 2 Geography
* 3 Municipalities
* 3.1 Cities * 3.2 Towns and villages * 3.3 Mergers
* 4 Economy
* 4.1 Agriculture * 4.2 Manufacturing * 4.3 Energy
* 5 Demographics * 6 International links
* 7 Transportation
* 7.1 Rail * 7.2 Expressway
* 7.3 Air
* 7.3.1 Domestic * 7.3.2 International
* 8 Culture
* 8.1 UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites
* 8.2 National Treasures of
* 8.3 Festivals
* 8.3.1 Spring * 8.3.2 Summer * 8.3.3 Fall * 8.3.4 Winter
* 8.4 Regional Foods * 8.5 Regional sake
* 9 Sports * 10 Sister Regions * 11 Tourism * 12 Notes * 13 References * 14 External links
See also: Historic Sites of Toyama Prefecture
In 1876, Niikawa Prefecture was merged into Ishikawa Prefecture but the merger was void in 1881 and the area was re-established as Toyama Prefecture.
The Itai-itai disease occurred in Toyama around 1950.
As of April 1, 2012, 30% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks , namely the Chūbu-Sangaku and Hakusan National Parks; Noto Hantō Quasi-National Park; and six Prefectural Natural Parks.
Due to the mergers in the 2000s, Toyama has the fewest municipalities
of any prefecture in
Ten cities are located in Toyama Prefecture: City of Toyama
* Himi * Imizu * Kurobe * Namerikawa * Nanto
* Oyabe * Takaoka * Tonami * Toyama (capital) * Uozu
TOWNS AND VILLAGES
These are the towns and villages in each district :
* Nakaniikawa District
* Funahashi * Kamiichi * Tateyama
* Shimoniikawa District
* Asahi * Nyūzen
Main article: List of mergers in Toyama Prefecture
In 2014 Toyama contributed approximately 2.5% of Japan's rice production and makes use of abundant water sources originating from Mount Tate . It also has many fisheries along its Sea of Japan coastline.
Toyama is famous for its historical pharmaceutical industry which remains a top manufacturing industry in the prefecture in terms of manufacturing shipment value followed by electronic parts and devices (industrial robots , general machinery, etc.), and metal products (aluminum, copper etc.) manufacturing.
As of February 1, 2008, the population is estimated as 1,104,239.
Tokyo: 2 hr 7 min via
Osaka: 3 hr via
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CULTURAL SITES
NATIONAL TREASURES OF JAPAN
Zuiryū-ji Temple ( Takaoka City )
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Tonami Yotaka Festival (June) Uozu Tatemon Festival (August)
* Trout Sushi (Masu no Sushi) * White Shrimp (Shiro Ebi) * Matured Yellow Tail (Buri) * Firefly Squid (Hotaru Ika) * Fish Paste (Kamaboko)
* Tateyama (立山) * Narimasa (成政) * Masuizumi (満寿泉) * Sanshoraku (三笑楽）
The sports teams listed below are based in Toyama.
* Takaoka Mariners (Takaoka )