|• Governor||Hiroshi Hase|
|• Total||4,185.22 km2 (1,615.92 sq mi)|
(February 1, 2011)
|• Density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||JP-17|
|Prefectural flower||Black lily (Fritillaria camtschatcensis)|
|Prefectural tree||Hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata)|
|Prefectural bird||Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)|
|Number of districts||5|
|Number of municipalities||19|
Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県, Ishikawa-ken) is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshū. The capital is Kanazawa.
History[change | change source]
Ishikawa was formed merging Kaga Province and the smaller Noto Province.
Geography[change | change source]
Ishikawa is on the Sea of Japan coast. Toyama Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture are on the eastern border of the prefecture. The southern border of Ishikawa meets Fukui Prefecture.
The Noto Peninsula is in the northern part of the prefecture. The southern part is mostly of mountains.
Kanazawa is in the coastal plain.
The prefecture includes some islands in the Sea of Japan, including Notojima, Mitsukejima, Hegurajima.
Cities[change | change source]
National Parks[change | change source]
National Parks are established in about 13% of the total land area of the prefecture.
Shrines and Temples[change | change source]
Shirayamahime jinja and Keta jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. 
Related pages[change | change source]
- Provinces of Japan
- Prefectures of Japan
- List of regions of Japan
- List of islands of Japan
- Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
- 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chūbu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 126.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Kanazawa" at p. 467.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
- ↑ 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.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Ishikawa prefecture at Wikimedia Commons