Information on the Ishikawa prefecture

The prefectural capital is Kanazawa.

Ishikawa Prefecture is located in the central part of the Sea of Japan. And it is in contact with Toyama Prefecture, Gifu Prefecture, and Fukui Prefecture. North becomes the noto peninsula which projected to the Sea of Japan.
Many rivers are flowing through Ishikawa Prefecture. Especially the tedori river serves as a head of water service. Water is supplied to it to the noto peninsula with the pipe.

The kanazawa plain of the Ishikawa prefecture is a producing district of koshihikari. koshihikari is a brand leader of rice. In the sand hill, the sweet potato, the watermelon, the pear, and the grape are grown.
As for a fishing, many a yellowtail, a sardine, cuttlefish, horse mackerels, and oysters are caught.
Main industry is construction machinery and a textile machine. Especially a fiber industry is famous for fibers, such as nylon. It forms the place of production of world top class.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Ishikawa
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 34st place 4,186 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 40st place 19 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 35th place 1,167,151 persons
Number of households (2008) The 35th place 435912 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 28th place 5,237,520 (unit: 1 million yen)