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Encyclopedia > Ehime Prefecture
Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県 Ehime-ken)
Map of Japan with Ehime highlighted
Capital Matsuyama
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Governor Moriyuki Kato
Area 5,676.44 km² (26th)
 - % water ?%
Population (2000)
 - Population 1,493,126 (27th)
 - Density 263 /km²
Districts 7
Municipalities 22
ISO 3166-2 JP-38
Web site www.pref.ehime.jp/index-e.htm
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu)
 - Tree Pine tree (Pinus)
 - Bird Japanese robin (Erithacus akahige)
Symbol of Ehime Prefecture
Symbol of Ehime Prefecture
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Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県; Ehime-ken) is a prefecture in northwestern Shikoku, Japan. The capital is Matsuyama. Image File history File links Japan_ehime_map_small. ... Matsuyama (松山市; -shi) is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture on the Shikoku island of Japan. ... The regions of Japan are not official administrative units, but have been traditionally used as the regional division of Japan in a number of contexts: for example, maps and geography textbooks divide Japan into the eight regions, weather reports usually give the weather by region, and many businesses and institutions... Shikoku (四国, four provinces) is the smallest and least populous of the four main islands of Japan. ... Shikoku (四国, four provinces) is the smallest and least populous of the four main islands of Japan. ... Notes: 1 km² References National Governers Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures by population ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Species About 115. ... Binomial name Erithacus akahige (Temminck, 1835) The Japanese Robin (Erithacus akahige) or komadori is one of the three famous songbirds of Japan that are known for their calls (the other two are the Blue-and-white Flycatcher and Japanese Bush Warbler). ... Prefectural Symbol of Ehime, Japan (source: ja. ... Image File history File links Ehime_agency. ... Image File history File links Ehime_agency. ... The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ... Shikoku (四国, four provinces) is the smallest and least populous of the four main islands of Japan. ... Matsuyama (松山市; -shi) is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture on the Shikoku island of Japan. ...

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History

Until the Meiji reformation, Ehime prefecture was known as Iyo province. Since before the Heian period, the area was dominated by fishermen and sailors who played an important role in defending Japan against pirates and Mongol invasions. The Meiji Restoration (明治維新; Meiji Ishin), also known as the Meiji Ishin, Meiji Revolution or Renewal, describes a chain of events that led to a change in Japans political and social structure; it occurred from 1866 to 1869, a period of 4 years that transverses both the late Edo... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... The name Heian may mean: The Heian Period, an era of Japanese history. ... Honorary guard of Mongolia. ...


After the Battle of Sekigahara, the Tokugawa shogun gave the area to his allies, including Kato Yoshiakira who built Matsuyama Castle, forming the basis for the modern city of Matsuyama. Combatants forces loyal to Toyotomi Hideyori forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu Commanders Ishida Mitsunari, others Tokugawa Ieyasu, others Strength 82,000 74,000 Casualties The Battle of Sekigahara or popularly known as the Realm Divide was a decisive battle on September 15, 1600 (on the ancient Chinese calendar, October 21 on... Tokugawa (徳川) is a surname in Japan. ... In Japanese history, a shogun (将軍 shōgun) was the practical ruler of Japan for most of the time from 1192 to the Meiji Era beginning in 1868. ... Matsuyama Castle was built in 1602 in what is now the Matsuyama city of ehime, but was then known as Iyo. ... See Matsuyama (disambiguation) for other places having a name Matsuyama. ...


Geography

Located in the northwestern part of Shikoku, Ehime faces the Seto inland sea to the north and is bordered by Kagawa and Tokushima in the east and Kochi in the south. The Inland Sea and its major straits with the bay of Osaka (dashed) Formally named the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海 Seto Naikai), the Inland Sea is the body of water separating Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, three of the main islands of Japan. ... Kagawa Prefecture (香川県; Kagawa-ken) is located on Shikoku island, Japan. ... Tokushima Prefecture (徳島県 Tokushima-ken) is located on Shikoku island, Japan. ... Kōchi Prefecture (高知県 Kōchi-ken) is located on the south coast of Shikoku, Japan. ...


The prefecture includes both high mountains in the inland region and a long coastline, with many islands in the Seto inland Sea.


Cities

Imabari (今治市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Iyo (伊予市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Matsuyama (松山市; -shi) is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture on the Shikoku island of Japan. ... The map showing the city in Shikoku island. ... Saijo (西条市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Seiyo (西予市 -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Shikokuchūō (四国中央市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Tōon (東温市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Uwajima (宇和島市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Ehime Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...

Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district. The district (郡; gun) was most recently used as an administrative unit in Japan between 1878 and 1921 and is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States. ...

Iyo (伊予郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Futami (双海町; -cho) is a town located in Iyo District, Ehime, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Ehime Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Categories: Towns in Ehime Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Tobe (砥部町; -cho) is a town located in Iyo District, Ehime, Japan. ... Kamiukena (上浮穴郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Kumakogen (久万高原町; -cho) is a town located in Kamiukena District, Ehime, Japan. ... Kita (喜多郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Uchiko (内子町; -cho) is a town located in Kita District, Ehime, Japan. ... Kitauwa (北宇和郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Kihoku (鬼北町; -cho) is a town located in Kitauwa District, Ehime, Japan. ... Matsuno (松野町; Matsuno-cho) is a town located in Kitauwa District, Ehime, Japan. ... Minamiuwa (南宇和郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, on the island of Shikoku in Japan. ... Ainan (愛南町; -cho) is a large town made up of smaller village suburbs in southern Ehime Prefecture, on the island of Shikoku in Japan. ... Nishiuwa (西宇和郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Ikata (伊方町; Ikata-cho) is a town located in Nishiuwa District, Ehime, Japan. ... Ochi (越智郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Kamijima (上島町; Kamijima-cho) is a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ...

Mergers

(as of 01/01/06)

  • Niihama expansion

On April 1, 2004 the village of Besshiyama from Uma District merged into the (expanded) city of Niihama. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Uma (宇摩郡; -gun) was a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... The map showing the city in Shikoku island. ...

  • Seiyo merger

On April 1, 2004 all towns and villages in the former Higashiuwa District (dissolved by this merger) and Mikame from Nishiuwa District merged, forming the new city of Seiyo. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Higashiuwa (東宇和郡; -gun) was a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Mikame (三瓶町; -cho) was a town located in Nishiuwa District, Ehime, Japan. ... Nishiuwa (西宇和郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Seiyo (西予市 -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Shikokuchuo merger

On April 1, 2004 the cities of Kawanoe and Iyomishima, the town of Doi and the village of Shingu (both from Uma District) merged to form the new city of Shikokuchuo. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kawanoe (川之江市; -shi) was a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Iyomishima (伊予三島市; -shi) was a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Doi (土居町; -cho) was a town located in Uma District, Ehime, Japan. ... Shingu (新宮村; Shingu-mura) was a village located in Uma District, Ehime, Japan. ... Uma (宇摩郡; -gun) was a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Shikokuchūō (四国中央市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Kumakogen merger

On August 1, 2004 the town of Kuma and the villages of Mikawa, Omogo, and Yanadani from Kamiukena District merged to form the new town of Kumakogen. August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kuma (久万町; -cho) was a town located in Kamiukena District, Ehime, Japan. ... Mikawa (美川村; -mura) was a village located in Kamiukena District, Ehime, Japan. ... Omogo (面河村; -mura) was a village located in Kamiukena District, Ehime, Japan. ... Yanadani (柳谷村; Yanadani-mura) was a village located in Kamiukena District, Ehime, Japan. ... Kamiukena (上浮穴郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Kumakogen (久万高原町; -cho) is a town located in Kamiukena District, Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Toon merger

On September 21, 2004 the towns of Kawauchi and Shigenobu from Onsen District merged to form the new city of Toon. September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the former town in Ehime. ... Shigenobu (重信町; -cho) was a town located in Onsen District, Ehime, Japan. ... Onsen (温泉郡; -gun) was a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Tōon (東温市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Kamijima merger

On October 1, 2004 Ikina, Iwagi, Uoshima, and Yuge (all from Ochi District) merged, forming the new town of Kamijima. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ikina (生名村; -mura) is a village located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Iwagi (岩城村; -mura) is a village located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Uoshima (魚島村; -mura) was a village located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Yuge (弓削町; Yuge-cho) was a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Ochi (越智郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Kamijima (上島町; Kamijima-cho) is a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Saijo expansion

On November 1, 2004 the former city of Toyo and the towns of Komatsu and Tanbara from the former Shusou District (dissolved by this merger) merged into the (expanded) city of Saijo. November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tōyo (東予市; -shi) was a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Komatsu (小松町; -cho) is a town located in Shūsou District, Ehime, Japan. ... Tanbara (丹原町; Tambara-cho) was a town located in Shūsou District, Ehime, Japan. ... Shūsō (周桑郡; -gun) was a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Saijo (西条市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Tobe expansion

On January 1, 2005 the village of Hirota from Iyo District merged into the town of Tobe. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hirota (広田村; -mura) was a village located in Iyo District, Ehime, Japan. ... Iyo (伊予郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Tobe (砥部町; -cho) is a town located in Iyo District, Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Kihoku merger

On January 1, 2005 the town of Hiromi and the village of Hiyoshi (both from Kitauwa District) merged to form the new town of Kihoku. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kitauwa (北宇和郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Kihoku (鬼北町; -cho) is a town located in Kitauwa District, Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Uchiko expansion

On January 1, 2005 the towns of Ikazaki (from Kita District) and Oda (from Kamiukena District) merged into the town of Uchiko. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ikazaki (五十崎町; -cho) was a town located in Kita District, Ehime, Japan. ... Kita (喜多郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Oda (小田町; -cho) was a town located in Kamiukena District, Ehime, Japan. ... Kamiukena (上浮穴郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Uchiko (内子町; -cho) is a town located in Kita District, Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Matsuyama expansion

On January 1, 2005 the city of Hojo and the town of Nakajima from Onsen District (dissolved by this merger) merged into the (expanded) city of Matsuyama. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hōjō (北条市; -shi) was a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Nakajima (中島町; -cho) was a town located in (the former) Onsen District, Ehime, Japan. ... Onsen (温泉郡; -gun) was a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Matsuyama (松山市; -shi) is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture on the Shikoku island of Japan. ...

  • Ozu expansion

On January 11, 2005 the towns of Hijikawa and Nagahama as well as the village of Kawabe (all from Kita District) merged into the city of Ozu. January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hijikawa (肱川町; -cho) was a town located in Kita District, Ehime, Japan. ... Nagahama (長浜町; -cho) was a town located in Kita District, Ehime, Japan. ... Kawabe (河辺村; Kawabe-mura) was a village located in Kita District, Ehime, Japan. ... Kita (喜多郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Imabari expansion

On January 16, 2005 11 towns and villages from Ochi District merged into the (expanded) city of Imabari. Towns and villages involved in this merger were Asakura, Hakata, Kamiura, Kikuma, Miyakubo, Namikata, Omishima, Onishi, Sekizen, Tamagawa, and Yoshiumi. January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ochi (越智郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Imabari (今治市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ... Asakura (朝倉村; Asakura-mura) is a village located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Hakata (伯方町; -cho) is a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Kamiura (上浦町; -cho) is a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Kikuma (菊間町; -cho) was a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Miyakubo (宮窪町; -cho) was a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Namikata (波方町; Namikata-cho) was a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Omishima (大三島町; -cho) was a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Onishi (大西町; Onishi-cho) was a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Sekizen (関前村; -mura) was a village located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Tamagawa (玉川町; -cho) was a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ... Yoshiumi (吉海町; -cho) was a town located in Ochi District, Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Yawatahama expansion

On March 28, 2005 the town of Honai from Nishiuwa District merged into the city of Yawatahama. March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in Leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Honai (保内町; Honai-cho) is a town located in Nishiuwa District, Ehime, Japan. ... Nishiuwa (西宇和郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Categories: Cities in Ehime Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ...

  • Ikata expansion

On April 1, 2005 the towns of Misaki and Seto from Nishiuwa District merged into the town of Ikata. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Misaki (三崎町; Misaki-cho) is a town located in Nishiuwa District, Ehime, Japan. ... Seto (瀬戸町; -cho) is a town located in Nishiuwa District, Ehime, Japan. ... Nishiuwa (西宇和郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Ikata (伊方町; Ikata-cho) is a town located in Nishiuwa District, Ehime, Japan. ...

  • Uwajima expansion

On August 1, 2005 the towns of Mima, Tsushima and Yoshida (all from Kitauwa District) merged into the town of Uwajima. August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mima (三間町; -cho) is a town located in Kitauwa District, Ehime, Japan. ... Tsushima (津島町; -cho) is a town located in Kitauwa District, Ehime, Japan. ... Categories: Towns in Ehime Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Kitauwa (北宇和郡; -gun) is a district located in Ehime, Japan. ... Uwajima (宇和島市; -shi) is a city located in Ehime, Japan. ...


Economy

The area around Matsuyama has a number of industries, including shipbuilding, chemicals, oil refining, and paper and textile products. The rural areas of the prefecture mostly engage in agricultural and fishing industires, and are particularly known for citrus fruit such as mikan (tangerine) and iyokan and cultured pearls. A mikan grove Unshiu Mikan (Japanese: 温州蜜柑 Unshū Mikan; species: Citrus unshiu), commonly called Mikan (蜜柑, IPA: /mikan/) in Japan and Satsuma Mandarin in the United States and the UK, less commonly called Satsuma Tangerine or Satsuma Orange, is a citrus species. ... The iyokan (伊予柑), also known as anadomikan (穴門みかん), is a Japanese citrus fruit. ...


Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

The meaning of Ehime is "beautiful maiden". Its name comes from Kojiki, referring this place as Ehime (愛比売). Kojiki or Furukotofumi (古事記) is the oldest known historical book about the ancient history of Japan. ...


External links

  • Official Ehime prefecture homepage
  Ehime Prefecture Symbol of Ehime Prefecture
Cities
Imabari | Iyo | Matsuyama (capital) | Niihama | Ozu | Saijo | Seiyo | Shikokuchuo | Toon | Uwajima | Yawatahama
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  See also: Towns and villages by district edit
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