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Prefecture of Ishikawa, Japan

Location of prefecture of Ishikawa on a map

Ishikawa is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 1,180,935 people, it is the 36th largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Ishikawa gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Ishikawa is lead by Masanori Tanimotoand is based in the prefecture capital of Kanazawa (Population: 458,937).

The most populous cities in Ishikawa are: Kanazawa-shi (Population: 458,937), Komatsu (Population: 109,045), Matsuto (Population: 68,159).

Ishikawa Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_17
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Kanazawa-shi (Population: 458,937)
Head of Government Masanori Tanimoto
Total Population 1,180,935
Total Area 4,185 sq km (1,616 sq miles)
Population Density 282.2 sq km (730.9 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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