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Kagawa Prefecture
Japanese: 香川県
Kagawa-ken
Map of Japan with Kagawa highlighted
Capital Takamatsu
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Governor Keizo Hamada
Area (rank) 1,861.70 km² (47th)
 - % water 2.8%
Population  (December 1, 2010)
 - Population 995,465 (40th)
 - Density 534.71 /km²
Districts 5
Municipalities 17
ISO 3166-2 JP-37
Website www.pref.kagawa.jp
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Olive (Olea europaea)
 - Tree Olive (Olea europaea)
 - Bird Oriental cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
 - Fish
[[Image:|130px|Symbol of Kagawa Prefecture]]
Symbol of Kagawa Prefecture
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Kagawa Prefecture (香川県 Kagawa-ken) is a prefecture in the Shikoku region of Japan on the island of Shikoku. The capital city is Takamatsu.

History

Kagawa was formerly known as Sanuki Province.

Drought is common in Kagawa history. For example, in 1973 the region was called "the Takamatsu desert".

Geography

Kagawa is in the northwest part of Shikoku. The prefecture borders Ehime Prefecture in the southwest. Tokushima Prefecture is in the south. Kagawa has a coastline with many small islands on the Seto Inland Sea across from Okayama Prefecture.

The prefecture built 17 dams between 1947 and 1974.

Cities

  • Sakaide
  • Sanuki
  • Takamatsu (capital)
  • Zentsūji

Towns

Towns and villages in each district:

  • Ayauta District
Ayagawa
Utazu
  • Kagawa District
Naoshima
  • Kita District
Miki
  • Nakatado District
Kotohira
Mannō
Tadotsu
  • Shōzu District
Shōdoshima
Tonoshō

National Parks

National Parks are established in about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture.

Shrines and Temples

Tamura jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture.

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