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Update:December 20, 2011

About Ishikawa

Ishikawa Prefecture is located approximately in the geographical center of the Japanese archipelago with a major part of the prefecture, the Noto Peninsula, jutting out into the Sea of Japan.
This area is surrounded on three sides by the ocean. Because of its location, Ishikawa Prefecture has been a major gateway to and from the continent of Asia across the Sea of Japan since ancient times. At present, Ishikawa Prefecture is attracting attention as the key Japanese prefecture on the Japan side of the rim of the Sea of Japan.
Surrounded by abundant greenery and with a rich tradition and history along with exquisite arts and culture, Ishikawa is also highly developed in the fields of industry, science and technology making this area a unique one.

Data related to Ishikawa

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Location of Ishikawa Prefectural Office

Kuratsuki 1-1, Kanazawa

East Longitude 136° 37’32”

North Longitude 36° 35’40”

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Pole Latitude (East Point)

Himejima, Suzu City

East Longitude 137° 21’55”

North Longitude 37° 30’33”

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Pole Latitude (West Point)

Shioya-machi, Horikiri, Kaga City

East Longitude 136° 14’39”

North Longitude 36° 17’44”

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Pole Latitude (South Point)

Aka-usagi Yama, Hakusan City

East Longitude 136° 40’26”

North Longitude 36° 4’1”

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Pole Latitude (North Point)

Hegura-jima Reef, Ama-machi, Wajima City

East Longitude 136° 55’19”

North Longitude 37° 51’19”

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Area

4,185.66 km2

As of 1st April 2011

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The Highest Mountain Range

Mt. Hakusan

Altitude 2,702 m

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The Longest River

Tedori-gawa

Total Length 65.65 km

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The Largest Lake

Kahoku-gata

Area 4.13 km2

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Average Temperature

14.9 ℃

As of 2008

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Annual Precipitation

1,859.0 mm

As of 2008

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Total Population

1,166,315

As of 1st October 2011

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Population (Male)

563,554

As of 1st October 2011

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Population (Female)

602,761

As of 1st October 2011

15

Population Density

278.65 people per sq.km2

As of 1st October 2011

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No. of Households

444,830

As of 1st October 2011

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No. of Persons per Household

2.62 persons

As of 1st October 2011

18

Prefecture’s Flag

Prefecture’s Flag

The design is based on the Japanese characters for Ishikawa and the geographical shape of the prefecture. The blue of the flag symbolizes Ishikawa’s abundant nature, such as Sea of Japan, rich greenery, clean water and clean air.

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Prefecture’s Bird

Japanese Golden Eagle (Inuwashi)

This species of Golden Eagle mainly inhabits the area of Hakusan and is designated as a “Natural Monument”.

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Prefecture’s Tree

Ate (A variety of Noto Hiba cypress)

Ate can be found throughout Noto area and is also used as the raw material for Wajima lacquerware.

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Prefecture’s Flower

Black Lily (Kuro-yuri)

Clusters of this alpine flower plant are found in the Hakusan area.

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Seasonal Fish/Marine products of Ishikawa

Spring/ Japanese half beak, Flounder

Summer/ Squid

Autumn/ Sweet Shrimp

Winter/ Zuwai-gani (Snow crab), Kobako-gani (Female crab)