Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Kagawa Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Keizo Hamada, Governor
Inaugurated September 2018 (third term) in September 2018

Location

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Area

1,876.79 km2 (smallest of all 47 prefectures)

Population

951,049 (as of October 1, 2020; estimated)
Male: 459,338 Female: 491,711

GDP

Nominal: JPY 3.8551 trillion
Real: JPY 3.7630 trillion (FY2018)

Capital

Takamatsu City

Geography

Kagawa lies in northeastern Shikoku, at the center of Setonaikai National Park—the first national park ever designated in Japan. The prefecture is half-moon-shaped, with the Sanuki Mountains in the south and the Sanuki Plain stretching across the north. Rivers originate in the Sanuki Mountains and flow northward into the sea.
To the north, the Seto Inland Sea is spanned by the Seto Ohashi Bridge, which connects Kagawa with Okayama Prefecture. To the east and south is Tokushima Prefecture, and to the west is Ehime Prefecture. The coastline totals 722 km. The sea is dotted with a multitude of islands, which form a beautiful landscape. The climate is temperate and there is little rain throughout the four seasons.


Main industries

Gloves, transportation machinery, food products

Symbols

Prefecture flower/tree: Olive
Prefecture bird: Little cuckoo
Prefecture animal: Deer
Prefecture fish: Yellowtail

Number of visitors

9,687,000 (2019)

Administrative divisions

Kagawa Prefecture (8 cities, 9 towns)

Official website

http://www.pref.kagawa.jp/


Sources: Official website of Kagawa Prefecture; Kagawa Prefecture Estimates - 2020 National Census, Kagawa Prefecture Economic Data and Forecast for 2018 (Statistics and Research Division, Kagawa Prefecture); Kagawa Prefecture Tourism Traffic Report 2019 (Exchange Promotion Division)

(As of May, 2021)