Aichi Prefecture

Aichi Prefecture

愛知県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese愛知県
 • RōmajiAichi-ken
Flag of Aichi Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Aichi Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Aichi Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°10′48.68″N 136°54′48.63″E / 35°10′48.68″N 136°54′48.63″E / 35.1801889; 136.9135083

Aichi Prefecture (愛知県, Aichi-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region.[1] The region of Aichi is also known as the Tōkai region. The capital is Nagoya. It is the focus of the Chūkyō metropolitan area.[2]

History

Originally, the region was divided into the two provinces of Owari and Mikawa.[3] After the Meiji Restoration, Owari and Mikawa were united into a single entity. In 1871, after the abolition of the han system, Owari, with the exception of the Chita Peninsula, was established as Nagoya Prefecture, while Mikawa combined with the Chita Peninsula and formed Nukata Prefecture. Nagoya Prefecture was renamed to Aichi Prefecture in April 1872, and was united with Nukata Prefecture on November 27 of the same year.

The government of Aichi Prefecture is located in the Aichi Prefectural Government Office in Nagoya, which is the old capital of Owari. The Aichi Prefectural Police and its predecessor organisations have been responsible for law enforcement in the prefecture since 1871.

The Expo 2005 World Exposition was held in Seto and Nagakute.

Etymology

In the third volume of the Man'yōshū there is a poem by Takechi Kurohito that reads: "The cry of the crane, calling to Sakurada; it sounds like the tide, draining from Ayuchi flats, hearing the crane cry". Ayuchi is the original form of the name Aichi, and the Fujimae tidal flat is all that remains of the earlier Ayuchi-gata. It is now a protected area.[4][5]

For a time, an Aichi Station existed on the Kansai Line (at the time the Kansai Railway) between Nagoya and Hatta stations, but its role was overtaken by Sasashima-Live Station on the Aonami Line and Komeno Station on the Kintetsu Nagoya Line.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Aichi-prefektuur
azərbaycanca: Aiçi prefekturası
Bân-lâm-gú: Aiti-koān
български: Айчи
Cebuano: Aichi-ken
čeština: Prefektura Aiči
davvisámegiella: Aichi prefektuvra
Esperanto: Gubernio Ajĉi
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Aichi-yen
한국어: 아이치현
հայերեն: Այչի
Bahasa Indonesia: Prefektur Aichi
Kiswahili: Mkoa wa Aichi
latviešu: Aiči
македонски: Ајчи (префектура)
मराठी: ऐची
مازِرونی: آیچی استان
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Aichi
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Aichi-gâing
монгол: Айчи
Nederlands: Aichi (prefectuur)
日本語: 愛知県
Nordfriisk: Prefektuur Aichi
norsk nynorsk: Aichi
پنجابی: ضلع آیچی
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ខេត្តអៃឈិ
português: Aichi (prefeitura)
Simple English: Aichi Prefecture
slovenčina: Aiči (prefektúra)
српски / srpski: Префектура Аичи
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Prefektura Aichi
Basa Sunda: Préféktur Aichi
українська: Префектура Айті
Tiếng Việt: Aichi
文言: 愛知縣
吴语: 爱知县
粵語: 愛知縣
中文: 愛知縣