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Prefecture of Shiga, Japan

Location of prefecture of Shiga on a map

Shiga is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 1,342,811 people, it is the 31st largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Shiga gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Shiga is lead by Mikazuki Taizoand is based in the prefecture capital of Otsu (Population: 298,164).

The most populous cities in Shiga are: Otsu-shi (Population: 298,164), Kusatsu (Population: 127,680), Hikone (Population: 110,925), Omihachiman (Population: 69,189), Moriyama (Population: 68,584).

Shiga Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_25
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Otsu-shi (Population: 298,164)
Head of Government Mikazuki Taizo
Total Population 1,342,811
Total Area 4,017 sq km (1,551 sq miles)
Population Density 334.3 sq km (865.8 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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