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Wikipedia: Aichi Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture
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Aichi prefecture (愛知県)

Aichi prefectural symbol
CapitalNagoya
Region:Chubu
Island:Honshu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 28th
5,153.81 km²
5.4%
Population
 - Total (Dec 1, 2002)
 - Density
Ranked 4th
7,130,802
1,383/km²
Districts:15
Municipalities:88
ISO 3166-2:JP-23
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Iris
(Iris laevigata)
Pref. Tree:Hananoki
(Acer pycnanthum)
Pref. Bird:Scops Owl
(Otus scops japonicus)

Aichi prefecture (愛知県; Aichi-ken) is located in the Chubu region of Japan. The capital is Nagoya.

History

Originally the region was divided into the three provinces of Owari, Mikawa and Ho. After the Taika era, Mikawa and Ho were united into a single entity. In 1871, after the abolition of the Han system, Owari, with the exception of the Chita peninsula, was institutionalized as Nagoya prefecture, while Mikawa combined with the Chita peninsula formed the Nukata prefecture. Nagoya prefecture was renamed to Aichi prefecture in April of 1872 and on November 27 was united with Nukata prefecture.

Geography

Located near the center of the Japanese archipelago, Aichi prefecture faces the Ise and Mikawa bay in the south and is bordered by Shizuoka in the east, Nagano in the north east, Gifu in the north, and Mie in the west. It measures 106 km east to west and 94 km south to north and with 5,153.81 kmē accounts for approximately 1.36% of the total surface area of Japan. The highest spot is Chasuyama with 1415 m above sea level.

Nagoya Castle is located in the prefecture.

Cities

Towns and Villages

  • Aichi District
    • Nagakute
    • Tougou
  • Ama District
  • Atsumi District
    • Atsumi
  • Chita District
    • Agui
    • Higashiura
    • Mihama
    • Minamichita
    • Taketoyo
  • Haguri District
    • Kisogawa
  • Hazu District
    • Hazu
    • Isshiki
    • Kira
  • Higashikamo District
    • Asahi
    • Asuke
    • Shimoyama
  • Hoi District
  • Kitashitara District
    • Inabu
    • Shitara
    • Tomiyama
    • Touei
    • Toyone
    • Tsugu
  • Minamishitara District
    • Hourai
    • Tsukude
  • Nakashima District
    • Heiwa
    • Sobue
  • Nishikamo District
    • Fujioka
    • Miyoshi
    • Obara
  • Nishikasugai District
    • Haruhi
    • Kiyosu
    • Nishibiwajima
    • Nishiharu
    • Shikatsu
    • Shinkawa
    • Toyoyama
  • Niwa District
    • Fusou
    • Ooguchi
  • Nukata District
    • Kouta
    • Nukata

Economy

Aichi is a major industrial region and includes the city of
Toyota, home of Toyota Motors.

Demographics

As of 2001 Aichi prefecture's population was 50.03% male and 49.97% female [1]. 139,540 residents or 0.2% are of foreign nationality [1].

 
Population by age (2001) [1]
Age % Population % Male % Female
0 - 9 10.21 10.45 9.96
10 - 19 10.75 11.02 10.48
20 - 29 15.23 15.71 14.75
30 - 39 14.81 15.31 14.30
40 - 49 12.21 12.41 12.01
50 - 59 15.22 15.31 15.12
60 - 69 11.31 11.22 11.41
70 - 79 6.76 6.01 7.52
over 80 3.12 2.01 4.23
unknown 0.38 0.54 0.23

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan, will be held in Toyota, Seto and Nagakute.

2005 World Exposition website

External links

zh-cn:爱知县 zh-tw:愛知縣


  

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