Kagawa Prefecture

Kagawa Prefecture (香川県, Kagawa-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Shikoku.[3] Kagawa Prefecture has a population of 949,358 (as of 2020)[2] and is the smallest prefecture by geographic area at 1,877 square kilometres (725 sq mi).[1] Kagawa Prefecture borders Ehime Prefecture to the southwest and Tokushima Prefecture to the south.

Kagawa Prefecture
香川県
Japanese transcription(s)
  Japanese香川県
  RōmajiKagawa-ken
Takamatsu, the capital of Kagawa Prefecture
Anthem: Kagawa kenminka
Country Japan
RegionShikoku
IslandShikoku
CapitalTakamatsu
SubdivisionsDistricts: 5, Municipalities: 17
Government
  GovernorToyohito Ikeda
Area
  Total1,876.80 km2 (724.64 sq mi)
  Rank47th
Population
 (September 1, 2020)[2]
  Total949,358
  Rank40th
  Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-37
Websitewww.pref.kagawa.jp
Symbols
BirdLesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
FlowerOlive (Olea europaea)
TreeOlive (Olea europaea)

Takamatsu is the capital and largest city of Kagawa Prefecture,[4] with other major cities including Marugame, Mitoyo, and Kan'onji. Kagawa Prefecture is located on the Seto Inland Sea across from Okayama Prefecture on the island of Honshu, which is connected by the Great Seto Bridge. Kagawa Prefecture includes Shōdoshima, the second-largest island in the Seto Inland Sea, and the prefecture's southern land border with Tokushima Prefecture is formed by the Sanuki Mountains.


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