Shiga Prefecture facts for kids
Shiga used to be called Ōmi Province or Gōshū before Japan began using the prefectural system.
Lake Biwa is at the center of this prefecture. The lake divides the prefecture into four areas:
- Kohoku (湖北), north of lake and centered at Nagahama
- Kosei (湖西), west of lake and centered at Imazu
- Kotō (湖東), east of lake and centered at Hikone
- Konan (湖南), south of lake and centered at Ōtsu
Cities in Shiga Prefecture include
- Ōtsu (capital)
National Parks are established in about 37% of the total land area of the prefecture.
There are ten universities, two junior colleges, and a learning center of The Open University of Japan in Shiga.
- Shiga University (Hikone and Otsu)
- Shiga University of Medical Science (Otsu)
- University of Shiga Prefecture (Hikone)
- Shiga Junior College (Otsu)
- Shiga Bunkyo Junior College (Nagahama)
- Seian University of Art and Design (Otsu)
- Seisen University (Hikone)
- Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology (Nagahama)
- Biwako-Gakuin University (Higashiomi)
- Biwako-Gakuin College (Higashiomi)
- Biwako Seikei Sport College (Otsu)
- Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto and Kusatsu)
- Ryukoku University (Kyoto and Otsu)
Shiga has agreements with three states.
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