Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県, Ishikawa-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu island. Ishikawa Prefecture has a population of 1,140,573 (31 October, 2019) and has a geographic area of 4,186 km² (1,616 sq mi). Ishikawa Prefecture borders Toyama Prefecture to the east, Gifu Prefecture to the southeast, and Fukui Prefecture to the south.
Ishikawa Prefecture石川県Japanese transcription(s) • Japanese • RōmajiCountryRegionIslandCapitalSubdivisionsGovernment
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|Districts: 5, Municipalities: 19|
|4,186.09 km2 (1,616.26 sq mi)|
|272.47/km2 (705.7/sq mi)|
|Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)|
|Black lily (Fritillaria camtschatcensis)|
|Hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata)|
Kanazawa is the capital and largest city of Ishikawa Prefecture, with other major cities including Hakusan, Komatsu, and Kaga. Ishikawa is located on the Sea of Japan coast and features the most of the Noto Peninsula which forms Toyama Bay, one of the largest bays in Japan. Ishikawa Prefecture is part of the historic Hokuriku region and formerly an important populated center that contained some of the wealthiest han (domains) of the Japanese feudal era. Ishikawa Prefecture is home to Kanazawa Castle, Kenroku-en one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, Nyotaimori ("body sushi"), and Kutani ware.