Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?


Master of Industrial Engineering. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for mie


ken (prefecture), central Honshu, Japan, occupying part of the Kii Peninsula. It faces Ise Bay to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The deeply indented Pacific coast, fringed with islands, and the ancient town of Ise form the central attractions of Ise-shima National Park in the prefecture. Sheltered inlets produce cultured pearls, lobster, and shrimp. The port of Toba is a tourist centre; offshore are the "Wedded Rocks," which are likened to Shinto deities and are joined by a large straw rope. Heavy industries in the prefecture produce chemicals, petroleum, iron, and steel. Traditional industries produce textiles, porcelain, lumber, cement, and glass. Tsu, on the west shore of Ise Bay, is the prefectural capital. Mie University, founded in 1949, is located there. Area 2,231 square miles (5,778 square km). Pop. (1994 est.) 1,827,000.

Learn more about Mie with a free trial on
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for M.I.E.

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for mie

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with mie

Nearby words for mie