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Tottori

(tōt-tō`rē), city (1990 pop. 142,467), capital of Tottori prefecture, S Honshu, Japan, a port on the Sea of Japan. The city produces wood and paper items, machinery, and textiles. The nearby Tottori Great Sand Dunes, a tourist attraction, are a national park. Tottori prefecture (1990 pop. 618,349), 1,347 sq mi (3,489 sq km), is mainly agricultural, producing rice, fruit, and dairy products.

Tottori

 

a prefecture in Japan, on the southwestern coast of Honshu Island, on the Sea of Japan. Area, 3,500 sq km. Population, 581,300 (1975), more than half of which is urban. The capital is the city of Tottori.

The terrain of Tottori Prefecture is mainly mountainous, with elevations reaching 1,731 m at Daisen. Along the coast there is a narrow band of lowlands. The economy is mainly agrarian. The area of cultivated land is 50,300 hectares (ha), of which 26,500 ha is under rice (harvest in 1971,101,000 tons). Vegetables and melons are also cultivated. The leading branches of industry are electric machine building (23 percent of the value of the prefecture’s industrial production in 1970), food and condiments (13 percent), and paper and pulp (13 percent). The woodworking industry is developing.

The Daisen-Oki and San-in-kaigan national parks are located in Tottori Prefecture, which also has hot springs. The prefecture is a popular area for tourism and winter sports.


Tottori

 

a port city in Japan. Situated on southern Honshu Island, at the point where the Chizu River empties into the Sea of Japan. Capital of Tottori Prefecture. Population, 113,200 (1970).

A railroad junction, Tottori is a center for the production of traditional national handicraft items, including parasols and bamboo articles. Among the city’s industries are textile production (mainly silk-winding), woodworking, paper-making, and fruit-canning. Tottori also has textile machine building and a small-scale shipbuilding industry.

A university was founded in Tottori in 1949.

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