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Aichi Prefecture
Japanese: 愛知県
Map of Japan with Aichi highlighted
Capital Nagoya
Region Chūbu
Island Honshū
Governor Hideaki Ōmura (since February 2011)
Area (rank) 5,153.81 km² (28th)
 - % water 5.4%
Population  (February 1, 2011)
 - Population 7,408,640 (4th)
 - Density 1,437.51 /km²
Districts 7
Municipalities 54
ISO 3166-2 JP-23
Prefectural Symbols
 - Flower Kakitsubata (Iris laevigata)
 - Tree Hananoki (Acer pycnanthum)
 - Bird Scops-owl (Otus scops japonicus)
 - Fish Kuruma prawn (Penaeus japonicus)
Symbol of Aichi Prefecture
Symbol of Aichi Prefecture
Emblem of Aichi Prefecture.svg

Script error: No such module "Nihongo". is a prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan on the island of Honshu.[1] The capital city is Nagoya.[2]


Aichi prefecture was created by merging Owari Province and Mikawa Province.[3]



Aichi has a strong industry. Cars are made here. Commerce, farming and fishing are also important areas of the economy.


Aichi faces Ise Bay and Mikawa Bay to the south.

The prefecture borders Shizuoka Prefecture to the east, Nagano Prefecture to the northeast, Gifu Prefecture to the north, and Mie Prefecture to the west.

National Parks

National Parks are established in about 17% of the total land area of the prefecture.[7]

Shrines and Temples

Oguni jinja, Kotonomama Hachiman-gū, Sengen jinja and Mishima jinja are the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) in the prefecture. [8]

Related pages


  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Aichi-ken" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 11; "Chūbu" at p. 126.
  2. Nussbaum, "Nagoya" at p. 685.
  3. Nussbaum, "Provinces and prefectures" at p. 780.
  4. Rising Sun, Inuyama in Aichi Prefecture; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  5. "Aichi Prefecture shows the glory of culture, industry -- past and present," Archived 2012-01-19 at the Wayback Machine Japan Times. January 13, 2006; retrieved 2011-11-28.
  6. Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan; retrieved 2012-3-13.
  7. Japan Ministry of the Environment, "General overview of area figures for Natural Parks by prefecture"; retrieved 2012-8-27.
  8. "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 1 Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-27.

Other websites

Media related to Aichi Prefecture at Wikimedia Commons

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