Tokushima Prefecture facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTokushima Prefecture
|Area (rank)||4,144.95 km² (36th)|
|- % water||1.5%|
|Population (October 1, 2001)|
|- Population||824,108 (44th)|
|- Density||199 /km²|
|- Flower||Sudachi (Citrus sudachi)|
|- Tree||Yamamomo (Myrica rubra)|
|- Bird||White heron|
Symbol of Tokushima Prefecture
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.
Until the Meiji Restoration, Tokushima prefecture was known as Awa Province.
- 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
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.
Towns and villages
Towns and villages in each district:
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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Images for kids
Pocarisweat Stadium in Naruto.