Kagawa Prefecture facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKagawa Prefecture
|Area (rank)||1,861.70 km² (47th)|
|- % water||2.8%|
|Population (December 1, 2010)|
|- Population||995,465 (40th)|
|- Density||534.71 /km²|
|- Flower||Olive (Olea europaea)|
|- Tree||Olive (Olea europaea)|
|- Bird||Oriental cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)|
Symbol of Kagawa Prefecture
Kagawa was formerly known as Sanuki Province.
Drought is common in Kagawa history. For example, in 1973 the region was called "the Takamatsu desert".
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.
Towns and villages in each district:
National Parks are established in about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples
Images for kids
Pikara Stadium in Marugame.
Kagawa Prefecture Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.