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Aichi Prefecture
Japanese: 愛知県
Aichi-ken
Map of Japan with Aichi highlighted
Capital Nagoya
Region Chūbu
Island Honshū
Governor Hideaki Ōmura (since February 2011)
Area (rank) 5,153.81 km² (28th)
 - % water 5.4%
Population  (February 1, 2011)
 - Population 7,408,640 (4th)
 - Density 1,437.51 /km²
Districts 7
Municipalities 54
ISO 3166-2 JP-23
Website pref.aichi.jp/global/en
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Kakitsubata (Iris laevigata)
 - Tree Hananoki (Acer pycnanthum)
 - Bird Scops-owl (Otus scops japonicus)
 - Fish Kuruma prawn (Penaeus japonicus)
Symbol of Aichi Prefecture
Symbol of Aichi Prefecture
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Aichi Prefecture (愛知県 Aichi-ken) is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshu. The capital city is Nagoya.

History

Aichi prefecture was created by merging Owari Province and Mikawa Province.

Timeline

Economy

Aichi has a strong industry. Cars are made here. Commerce, farming and fishing are also important areas of the economy.

Geography

Aichi faces Ise Bay and Mikawa Bay to the south.

The prefecture borders Shizuoka Prefecture to the east, Nagano Prefecture to the northeast, Gifu Prefecture to the north, and Mie Prefecture to the west.

National Parks

National Parks are established in about 17% of the total land area of the prefecture.

Shrines and Temples

Oguni jinja, Kotonomama Hachiman-gū, Sengen jinja and Mishima jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.

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