Aichi Prefecture

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Aichi Prefecture
Japanese: 愛知県
Map of Japan with Aichi highlighted
Capital Nagoya
Region Chūbu
Island Honshū
Governor Hideaki Ōmura (since February 2011)
Area (rank) 5,153.81 km² (28th)
 - % water 5.4%
Population  (February 1, 2011)
 - Population 7,408,640 (4th)
 - Density 1,437.51 /km²
Districts 7
Municipalities 54
ISO 3166-2 JP-23
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Kakitsubata (Iris laevigata)
 - Tree Hananoki (Acer pycnanthum)
 - Bird Scops-owl (Otus scops japonicus)
 - Fish Kuruma prawn (Penaeus japonicus)
Symbol of Aichi Prefecture
Symbol of Aichi Prefecture
Emblem of Aichi Prefecture.svg

Aichi Prefecture (愛知県, Aichi-ken) is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[1] The capital city is Nagoya.[2]

History[change | change source]

Aichi prefecture was created by merging Owari Province and Mikawa Province.[3]

Timeline[change | change source]

Economy[change | change source]

Aichi has a strong industry. Cars are made here. Commerce, farming and fishing are also important areas of the economy.

Geography[change | change source]

Aichi faces Ise Bay and Mikawa Bay to the south.

The prefecture borders Shizuoka Prefecture to the east, Nagano Prefecture to the northeast, Gifu Prefecture to the north, and Mie Prefecture to the west.

National Parks[change | change source]

National Parks are established in about 17% of the total land area of the prefecture.[7]

Shrines and Temples[change | change source]

Oguni jinja, Kotonomama Hachiman-gū, Sengen jinja and Mishima jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [8]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Aichi-ken" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 11; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
  2. Nussbaum, "Nagoya" at p. 685.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Rising Sun, Inuyama in Aichi Prefecture; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  5. "Aichi Prefecture shows the glory of culture, industry -- past and present," Japan Times. January 13, 2006; retrieved 2011-11-28.
  6. Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  7. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-8-27.
  8. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1; retrieved 2012-8-27.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Aichi Prefecture at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°10′48.68″N 136°54′48.63″E / 35.1801889°N 136.9135083°E / 35.1801889; 136.9135083