Information on Kagawa Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Takamatsu.

Kagawa Prefecture is located in the northeast part of shikoku. And it is at the center of a setonaikai national park. A setonaikai national park is the first national park in Japan. The area of Kagawa Prefecture is the smallest in Japan.

Kagawa Prefecture has a mountain range in a southern part. And a plain is located at a northern part. Moreover, there are islands, such as a shoudo island, abbreviation 110. North is connected to Okayama Prefecture by seto Ohashi.

Kagawa Prefecture is famous for sanuki Japanese noodles, a kotohira shrine, a kannon temple, and seto Ohashi.
The agricultural center is a rice crop. Moreover, a lot of agricultural products peculiar to Kagawa Prefecture exist. A fishing is prosperous. The value of production occupies 17% of Kagawa Prefecture. Fisheries are important industry. Moreover, culture of a yellowtail was begun and was successful in Japan.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Kagawa
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 47st place 1,862 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 46st place 17 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 40th place 1,019,333 persons
Number of households (2008) The 38th place 404585 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 37th place 3,917,568 (unit: 1 million yen)