香 川 県
|Administrative headquarters :||Takamatsu|
|Main island :||Shikoku|
|Area :||1,876.79 km²|
|Water content:||2.8 %|
(October 1, 2019)
|Population density :||509 inhabitants per km²|
|ISO 3166-2 :||JP-37|
|Governor :||Keizō Hamada|
|Prefecture flag :|
|Prefecture tree :||Olive tree|
|Prefecture flower :||Olive tree|
|Vogel prefecture :||Gackel Cuckoo|
|Fish prefecture :||Seriola quinqueradiata|
|Prefecture mammal :||Sika deer|
The prefecture of Kagawa ( Japanese. 香 川 県 , Kagawa-ken ) is a prefecture of Japan and is located in the north (east) of the western Japanese region Shikoku on the main island Shikoku and over 100 other islands in the Seto Inland Sea . The seat of the prefecture administration is the city of Takamatsu .
Geography and location
The prefecture extends between 34 degrees 0 minutes 44 seconds and 34 degrees 33 minutes 53 seconds north latitude and 133 degrees 26 minutes 48 seconds and 134 degrees 26 minutes 51 seconds east longitude.
The Kagawa Prefecture is the smallest (14.7%) of the Shikoku Island in terms of area, but has the second highest population (25.4%) and the highest population density (520.2 inhabitants per square kilometer).
A first Kagawa Prefecture emerged in 1871 in the Sanuki Province from the principalities of Takamatsu , Marugame and parts of the Kurashiki Prefecture, which emerged from Shogunate land . Kagawa has been finally independent since 1888, when it was separated from Ehime .
The prefecture is divided since 2006 into eight independent cities ( Shi , 市 ) and nine (kreisangehorige / small) cities ( Chō , 町 ), the six counties ( Gun , 郡 ) are organized.
After the introduction of today's forms of commune, there were 182 congregations in 1889, only one of which was independent and five of which were part of a county. In 1953 there were 157 municipalities, in 1960 there were 44 and on September 1, 2003 there were still 7 urban and 30 urban districts. With the incorporation of the last village on February 15, 1970, all villages ( mura ) in the prefecture disappeared.
In the table below, the districts (郡) are shown in italics, with the small towns (町) below them (indented). The prefectural affiliation of a regional authority can be seen in the first two digits of the regional authority code (1st column), a connection between the district and the associated municipalities in the third. The independent cities are at the beginning of the table.
|code||Surname||Area (in km²)||population||Population
density (inh / km²)
(in Latin transcription)
(in jp. Writing )
|01.10.2017 1||01/10/2015 2||01.10.2018 3|
|37201||Takamatsu- shi||高 松 市||375.41||420,748||419,696||1120.77|
|37202||Marugame- shi||丸 亀 市||111.79||110.010||109,551||984.08|
|37203||Sakaide- shi||坂 出 市||92.49||53.164||51,620||574.81|
|37204||Zentsūji- shi||善 通 寺 市||39.93||32,927||32,493||824.62|
|37205||Kan'onji- shi||観 音 寺 市||117.84||59,409||57,850||504.15|
|37206||Sanuki- shi||さ ぬ き 市||158.63||50,272||48.241||316.91|
|37207||Higashikagawa- shi||東 か が わ 市||152.83||31,031||29,544||203.04|
|37208||Mitoyo- shi||三 豊 市||222.73||65,524||63,405||294.19|
|37322||Tonoshō -chō||土 庄 町||74.38||14.002||13,298||188.25|
|37324||Shōdoshima-chō||小豆 島 町||95.59||14,862||14,132||155.48|
|37340||Daycare gun||木田 郡||75.78||27,684||27,361||365.32|
|37341||Miki-cho||三 木 町||75.78||27,684||27,361||365.32|
|37360||Kagawa-gun||香 川 郡||14.22||3139||3079||220.75|
|37364||Naoshima-cho||直 島 町||14.22||3139||3079||220.75|
|37380||Aya-gun||綾 歌 郡||117.84||42,562||42,126||361.19|
|37386||Utazu-cho||宇 多 津 町||8.10||18,952||18,981||2339.75|
|37387||Ayagawa-cho||綾 川 町||109.75||23,610||23,145||215.13|
|37400||Nakatado-gun||仲 多 度 郡||227.31||50,929||49.504||224.05|
|37403||Kotohira- chō||琴 平 町||8.47||9186||8735||1084.53|
|37404||Tadotsu- chō||多 度 津 町||24.39||23,366||23,038||958.02|
|37406||Manno- cho||ま ん の う 町||194.45||18,377||17,731||94.51|
|JP-37 ||Kagawa-ken||香 川 県||1876.77||976.263||961,900||520.18|
1 Area data from 2017
2 Results of the 2015 census
3 Estimated population 2018
On April 1, 2002, 5 parishes merge to form the city of Sanuki .
On April 1, 2003, 3 parishes merge to form the city of Higashikagawa .
On January 1st, 2006, 7 municipalities merged to form the city of Mitoyo .
Population development in the prefecture
men to 1000 women
in km 2
per km 2
The governor of Kagawa has been Keizō Hamada since 2010 , who, with the support of the major political parties, was elected to succeed Takeki Manabe . In the 2018 gubernatorial election , Hamada was re-elected for a third term against the communist Eiji Himeda with the support of the LDP, DVP, Kōmeitō and SDP. The 41-member parliament was elected in the unified regional elections in April 2019 , the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) held a clear absolute majority with 27 seats. However, their group split for the first time in May 2016 and again in July 2017, so that at times there were three LDP parliamentary groups in Kagawa's parliament.
In the national parliament , Kagawa is represented by three directly elected members of the Shūgiin , after the 2017 election the Liberal Democrats Takuya Hirai (constituency 1, 7th term of office) and Keitarō Ōno (constituency 3, 3rd term of office) as well as Yūichirō Tamaki (constituency 2, 4th term) . Term of office), meanwhile chairman of the DVP. The prefecture elects one member of the Sangiin for each partial election, most recently in 2016 and 2019 the Liberal Democrats Yoshihiko Isozaki and Shingo Miyake .
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- e-Stat database , accessed on January 1, 2019 (English)
- Kagawa Prefectural Parliament : Members by parliamentary group , accessed June 20, 2019.
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