Toyama Prefecture facts for kids
The area of Toyama Prefecture comes from Etchū Province.
The Itai-itai disease, whose origin is from polluted water with cadmium, occurred in Toyama around 1950.
Toyama Prefecture is bordered by Ishikawa Prefecture to the west, Niigata Prefecture to the northeast, Nagano Prefecture to the southeast, Gifu Prefecture to the south and the Sea of Japan to the north.
The most famous mountain in Toyama is Mount Tate.
Toyama is an industrial prefecture because companies like YKK and Sankyo Aluminum have been able to take advantage of cheap hydro-electricity generated by rivers flowing from its high mountains.
National Parks are established in about 30% of the total land area of the prefecture, including
- Chūbu-Sangaku National Park
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