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Tokushima Prefecture
Japanese: 徳島県
Tokushima-ken
Map of Japan with Tokushima highlighted
Capital Tokushima (city)
Region Shikoku
Island Shikoku
Governor Kamon Iizumi
Area (rank) 4,144.95 km² (36th)
 - % water 1.5%
Population  (October 1, 2001)
 - Population 824,108 (44th)
 - Density 199 /km²
Districts 8
Municipalities 24
ISO 3166-2 JP-36
Website pref.tokushima.jp/english/
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Sudachi (Citrus sudachi)
 - Tree Yamamomo (Myrica rubra)
 - Bird White heron
 - Fish
Symbol of Tokushima Prefecture
Symbol of Tokushima Prefecture
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Tokushima Prefecture (徳島県 Tokushima-ken) is a prefecture in the Shikoku region of Japan on the island of Shikoku. The capital city is the city of Tokushima.

History

Until the Meiji Restoration, Tokushima prefecture was known as Awa Province.

Timeline

  • 4th century BC – Rice farming of the Yayoi period in Awa
  • 3rd century AD – Burial mounds of the Kofun period in Awa
  • 8th century – Wooden tablets (mokkan) used for record-keeping in Awa
  • 1586 (Tenshō 14): Tokushima castle.
  • 1625 (Kan'ei 2): Indigo monopoly established
  • 1945 (Shōwa 20): Tokushima City bombed by Allied planes

Geography

Tokushima is in the northeastern part of Shikoku. The prefecture faces the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Kagawa Prefecture is to the northeast. Ehime Prefecture is to the west. Kōchi Prefecture is to the southeast.

Tokushima and Kagawa have disagreed about sharing water for a since the 1850s. The Yanase Dam was built in 1953.

Cities

Towns and villages

Towns and villages in each district:

  • Itano District
Aizumi
Itano
Kamiita
Kitajima
Matsushige
  • Kaifu District
Kaiyō
Minami
Mugi
  • Katsuura District
Kamikatsu
Katsuura
  • Mima District
Tsurugi
  • Miyoshi District
Higashimiyoshi
  • Myōdō District
Sanagōchi
  • Myōzai District
Ishii
Kamiyama
  • Naka District
Naka

National Parks

National Parks are established in about 9% of the total land area of the prefecture.

Shrines and Temples

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

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