Kagawa Prefecture

Kagawa Prefecture

香川県
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese香川県
 • RōmajiKagawa-ken
Flag of Kagawa Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Kagawa Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Kagawa Prefecture
CountryJapan
RegionShikoku
IslandShikoku
CapitalTakamatsu
Government
 • GovernorKeizō Hamada
Area
 • Total1,861.70 km2 (718.81 sq mi)
Area rank47th
Population
(May 1, 2016)
 • Total974,052
 • Rank40th
 • Density523.20/km2 (1,355.1/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeJP-37
Districts5
Municipalities17
FlowerOlive (Olea europaea)
TreeOlive (Olea europaea)
Birdwww.pref.kagawa.jp

Kagawa Prefecture (香川県, Kagawa-ken) is the smallest prefecture of Japan (by area). It is located on Shikoku island[1] and the capital is Takamatsu.[2]

History

Kagawa was formerly known as Sanuki Province.[3]

For a brief period between August 1876 and December 1888, Kagawa was made a part of Ehime Prefecture.[4]

Battle of Yashima

Located in Kagawa's capital city, Takamatsu, the mountain of Yashima was the battlefield for one of the best-known struggles between the Heike and the Genji clans.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Kaqava prefekturası
Bân-lâm-gú: Kagawa-koān
български: Кагава
Cebuano: Kagawa-ken
davvisámegiella: Kagawa prefektuvra
Esperanto: Gubernio Kagaŭa
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Kagawa-yen
한국어: 가가와현
Bahasa Indonesia: Prefektur Kagawa
Kiswahili: Mkoa wa Kagawa
मराठी: कागावा
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Kagawa
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Kagawa-gâing
日本語: 香川県
پنجابی: ضلع کاگاوا
Simple English: Kagawa Prefecture
српски / srpski: Префектура Кагава
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Prefektura Kagava
Basa Sunda: Kagawa Prefecture
українська: Префектура Каґава
Tiếng Việt: Kagawa
文言: 香川縣
粵語: 香川縣
中文: 香川县