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Encyclopedia > Kagawa Prefecture
Kagawa Prefecture (香川県; Kagawa-ken)
Capital Takamatsu
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Governor Takeki Manabe
Area 1,861.70 km² (47th)
 - % water 2.8%
Population  (2000)
 - Population 1,022,843 (40th)
 - Density 549 /km²
Districts 5
Municipalities 17
ISO 3166-2 JP-37
Website (Japanese) www.pref.kagawa.jp/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Olive (Olea europaea)
 - Tree Olive (Olea europaea)
 - Bird Oriental cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)

Symbol of Kagawa Prefecture

Kagawa Prefecture (香川県 Kagawa-ken?) is located on Shikoku island, Japan. The capital is Takamatsu. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Takamatsu (高松市; -shi lit. ... Map of the regions of Japan. ... Shikoku (四国, four provinces) is the smallest and least populous of the four main islands of Japan. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaidō HonshÅ« KyÅ«shÅ« Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... This article is about the island. ... 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. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notes: ¹ as of 2000 References National Governors Association (Japanese) See also Politics of Japan Prefectures of Japan List of Japanese prefectures ranked by area ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan Categories: Japanese prefectures ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article is about the Japanese municipality system. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Japan cover 47 prefectures. ... Binomial name Olea europaea L. 19th century illustration The Olive (Olea europaea) is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean region, from Lebanon and the maritime parts of Asia Minor and northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian... Genera See text. ... Kagawa prefectural symbol (source: ja. ... This article is about the island. ... Takamatsu (高松市; -shi lit. ...

Contents

History

Kagawa was formerly known as Sanuki Province. Sanuki (讃岐国; -no kuni) was an old province of Japan on the island of Shikoku, with the same boundaries as modern Kagawa Prefecture. ...


Geography

Map of Kagawa Prefecture.
Map of Kagawa Prefecture.

Kagawa comprises the northeast corner of Shikoku, bordering Ehime Prefecture on the west and Tokushima Prefecture on the south, with a coastline on the Seto Inland Sea facing Okayama Prefecture and the Kansai. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1081x801, 29 KB) Map of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1081x801, 29 KB) Map of Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Ehime agency Ehime Prefecture (愛媛県; Ehime-ken) is a prefecture in northwestern Shikoku, Japan. ... Tokushima Prefecture ) is located on Shikoku island, Japan. ... 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. ... Okayama Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«goku region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... The Kansai (Japanese: 関西) region of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方, Kinki-chihō), lies in the Southern-Central region of Japans main island, Honshu. ...


Kagawa is currently the smallest prefecture, by area, in Japan. Osaka Prefecture held that title until Kansai International Airport was reclaimed from the ocean in the early 1990's, pushing its land area slightly above Kagawa's[citation needed]. Kagawa is a relatively narrow prefecture located between the mountains of Shikoku and the sea. Osaka Prefecture (大阪府 ÅŒsaka-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Kansai International Airport ) (IATA: KIX, ICAO: RJBB) is an international airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, off the shore of Sennan district of Osaka, Japan. ...


Cities

Eight cities are located in Kagawa Prefecture:

Higashikagawa (東かがわ市; -shi lit. ... Kanonji (観音寺市; -shi lit. ... Marugame (丸亀市; -shi lit. ... Mitoyo (三豊市; -shi) is a city located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Sakaide ) is a city located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Sanuki (さぬき市; -shi) is a city located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Takamatsu (高松市; -shi lit. ... ZentsÅ«ji city hall ZentsÅ«ji ) is a city located in Kagawa, Japan. ...

Towns

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. ...

Ayagawa
Utazu
Naoshima
Miki
Kotohira
Mannō
Tadotsu
  • Shōzu District
Shōdoshima
Tonoshō

Ayauta (綾歌郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... River near Ayagawa and Ayakami Ayagawa (綾川町; -cho) is a town located in Ayauta District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Utazu (宇多津町; -cho) is a town located in Ayauta District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Kagawa (香川郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Naoshima (直島町; -cho) is a town located in Kagawa District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Kita (木田郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Miki (三木町; -cho) is a town located in Kita District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Nakatado (仲多度郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Kotohira (琴平町; -cho) is a town located in Nakatado District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Manno town symbol Mannō ) is a town located in Nakatado District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Tadotsu (多度津町; -cho) is a town located in Nakatado District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Shōzu ) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Shōdoshima ) is a town located in Shōzu District, Kagawa, Japan on Shodoshima, an island in the Inland Sea. ... Tonoshō port at night. ...

Mergers

(as of March 21, 2006) March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

  • On April 1, 2002 five towns in the western part of the former Okawa District — Shido, Tsuda, Nagao, Sangawa, and Okawa — merged to form the city of Sanuki.
  • On April 1, 2003 three towns — Hiketa, Shirotori, and Ohchi — from the former Okawa District merged to form the city of Higashikagawa, at which point the district ceased to exist.

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Sanuki (さぬき市; -shi) is a city located in Kagawa, Japan. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Higashikagawa (東かがわ市; -shi lit. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hanzan (飯山町; -cho) is a town located in Ayauta District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Ayauta (綾歌町; -cho) is a town located in Ayauta District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Ayauta (綾歌郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Marugame (丸亀市; -shi lit. ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shionoe (塩江町; -cho) is a town located in Kagawa District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Kagawa (香川郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Takamatsu (高松市; -shi lit. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Onohara (????; -cho) was a town located in Mitoyo District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Toyohama (豊浜町; -cho) is a town located in Mitoyo District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Mitoyo (三豊郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Kanonji (観音寺市; -shi lit. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Mitoyo (三豊郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Mino (三野町; -cho) is a town located in Mitoyo District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Nio (仁尾町; -cho) is a town located in Mitoyo District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Saita (財田町; -cho) is a town located in Mitoyo District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Takase (高瀬町; -cho) is a town located in Mitoyo District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Takuma (詫間町; -cho) is a town located in Mitoyo District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Toyonaka (豊中町; -cho) is a town located in Mitoyo District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Yamamoto (山本町; -cho) is a town located in Mitoyo District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Mitoyo (三豊市; -shi) is a city located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Mitoyo (三豊郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Mure (牟礼町; -cho) is a town located in Kita District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Aji (庵治町; -cho) is a town located in Kita District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Kita (木田郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Kagawa (香川町; -cho) is a town located in Kagawa District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Konan (香南町; -cho) is a town located in Kagawa District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Kagawa (香川郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Kokubunji (国分寺町; -cho) is a town located in Ayauta District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Ayauta (綾歌郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Takamatsu (高松市; -shi lit. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Kotonami (琴南町; -cho) is a town located in Nakatado District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Chunan (仲南町; -cho) is a town located in Nakatado District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Mannō (満濃町; -cho) is a town located in Nakatado District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Nakatado (仲多度郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Mannō (満濃町; -cho) is a town located in Nakatado District, Kagawa, Japan. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Uchinomi (内海町; -cho) is a town located in Shōzu District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Ikeda (池田町; -cho) is a town located in Shōzu District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Shōzu (小豆郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... Shodoshima (小豆島町; -cho) is a town located in Shōzu District, Kagawa, Japan on Shodoshima, an island in the Inland Sea. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Ayakami (綾上町; -cho) is a town located in Ayauta District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Ryonan (綾南町; -cho) is a town located in Ayauta District, Kagawa, Japan. ... Ayauta (綾歌郡; -gun) is a district located in Kagawa, Japan. ... River near Ayagawa and Ayakami Ayagawa (綾川町; -cho) is a town located in Ayauta District, Kagawa, Japan. ...

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Sports

The sports teams listed below are based in Kagawa.


Baseball

Basketball
Logo and Character The Kagawa Olive Guyners ) is a baseball team in the Shikoku Island League of Japan. ...

Football (Soccer)
Takamatsu (高松市; -shi lit. ...

Volleyball
Kamatamare Sanuki are a football (soccer) club based in Takamatsu, the capital city of Kagawa Prefecture of Japan. ... Takamatsu (高松市; -shi lit. ...

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Tourism

There is a bonsai garden near the downtown area of Takamatsu. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Shōdoshima (小豆島) is an island located in the Inland Sea of Japan. ... Following a long string of defeats, the Taira retreated to Yashima, todays Takamatsu, just off of Shikoku. ... A view from a hill in Ritsurin Park Ritsurin Park ) (栗林 means chestnut grove) is one of the most famous and most beautiful historical parks in Japan. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Takamatsu is also the udon capital of Japan. Sanuki udon is famous throughout Japan. Tempura Udon Udon (Hiragana:うどん; Kanji:饂飩, rarely 餛飩; Traditional Chinese: , wūdōng, sometimes 烏冬麵, wūdōngmiàn) is a type of thick wheat-based noodle popular in Japanese cuisine. ...


Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

The novel Battle Royale by Koushun Takami was set in the fictional town of Shiroiwa ('Castle Rock') in the Kagawa Prefecture. Okishima, the fictional island on which much of the novel takes place is placed in the Seto Inland Sea. The manga also places Shiroiwa in the Kagawa Prefecture, while the film moves Shiroiwa to the Kanagawa Prefecture. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of Honshū, Japan. ...


The 68th and 69th Prime Minister of Japan, Ohira Masayoshi, was born in Kagawa Prefecture. The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is the usual English-language term used for the head of government of Japan, although the literal translation of the Japanese name for the office is Prime Minister of the Cabinet. ... Masayoshi Ōhira (大平 正芳 Ōhira Masayoshi March 12, 1910–June 12, 1980) was a Japanese politician and the 68th and 69th Prime Minister of Japan from December 7, 1978 to June 12, 1980. ...


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Cities
Higashikagawa | Kan'onji | Marugame | Mitoyo | Sakaide | Sanuki | Takamatsu (capital) | Zentsūji
Districts and towns
Ayauta District: Ayagawa - Utazu | Kagawa District: Naoshima | Kita District: Miki | Nakatado District: Kotohira - Mannō - Tadotsu | Shōzu District: Shōdoshima - Tonoshō
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Coordinates: 34°16′N, 133°57′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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KAGAWA INDUSTRIAL LOCATION GUIDE - Preferential system - Preferential system of Kagawa Prefecture (1085 words)
The establishment should have plans to build new or expand plant or experimental establishment or information processing facilities (hereafter called plants) within the prefecture, which are defined in the corporate welcome ordinance of Kagawa Prefecture, or obtain an existing plant within the prefecture.
The establishment should have plans to build new or expand a distribution facility within the development area which are separately defined in specific areas or the basic plan of distribution base facility development of Kagawa Prefecture, or obtain an existing distribution facility within the prefecture.
Obtain confirmation of the governor of Kagawa Prefecture and apply at the counter for the financial institutions above.
Kagawa Prefecture Summary (738 words)
Kagawa is bordered by the Inland Sea and by Ehime and Tokushima Prefectures.
Kagawa comprises the northeast corner of Shikoku, bordering Ehime Prefecture on the west and Tokushima Prefecture on the south, with a coastline on the Seto Inland Sea facing Okayama Prefecture and the Kansai.
Kagawa is a relatively narrow prefecture between the mountains of Shikoku and the sea.
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