Kyoto prefecture

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Kyoto prefecture (京都府 Kyooto-fu) is an area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island. Its population was 2,643,000 in 2006.[1]

Kyoto prefecture shares its name with its own capital city, Kyoto (京都府 Kyooto-shi), which was the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. It was originally known as Heian-kyo (平安京 Heean-kyoo).[2]


  1. Japan Statistical Yearbook: 'Population by Prefecture 1920-2006'. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. .xls document.
  2. Kyoto prefecture: 'History'.