Kagawa Prefecture (香川県, Kagawa-ken) is a prefecture in the Shikoku region of Japan on the island of Shikoku. The capital city is Takamatsu.
|• Governor||Keizo Hamada|
|• Total||1,861.70 km2 (718.81 sq mi)|
(December 1, 2010)
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-37|
|Prefectural flower||Olive (Olea europaea)|
|Prefectural tree||Olive (Olea europaea)|
|Prefectural bird||Oriental cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)|
|Number of districts||5|
|Number of municipalities||17|
Kagawa was formerly known as Sanuki Province.
Drought is common in Kagawa history. For example, in 1973 the region was called "the Takamatsu desert".
Kagawa is in the northeast part of Shikoku. The prefecture borders Ehime Prefecture in the southwest. Tokushima Prefecture is in the south. Kagawa has a coastline with many small islands on the Seto Inland Sea across from Okayama Prefecture.
The prefecture built 17 dams between 1947 and 1974.
Towns and villages in each district:
National Parks are established in about 11% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and TemplesEdit
Tamura jinja is the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. 
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Kagawa prefecture" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 446; Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO), Kagawa Prefecture, Regional Information Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-4-6.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Takamatsu" at p. 934.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Berga, L. (2006). Dams and Reservoirs, Societies and Environment in the 21st Century, Vol. 1, p. 41.
- ↑ Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-3-13.
- ↑ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-2-9.
Media related to Kagawa prefecture at Wikimedia Commons
- http://www.pref.kagawa.jp/foreigner.shtml Archived 2007-04-30 at the Wayback Machine; http://www.pref.kagawa.jp/ Archived 2008-01-04 at the Wayback Machine