Tottori prefecture

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Tottori prefecture (鳥取県 Tottori-ken) is an area of Japan located in the Chugoku region of Honshu island, within the northerly Sanin area. Its population was 604,000 in 2006, making it the least-populated prefecture of Japan.[1]

Tottori prefecture shares its name with its own capital city, Tottori (鳥取市 'Tottori-shi).


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