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AreaRank = 38<sup>th</sup> |
PCWater = 14.0 |
Oct. 1, 2015 | Population = 1, 413, 184 |
PopRank = 31<sup>st</sup> |
Density = 332 |
Oct. 11, 2018 (currently updating)''
by [[Philbert Ono]]
'''Shiga Prefecture''' (滋賀県; ''Shiga-ken'') is one of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefectures_of_Japan 47 prefectures] of Japan, located next to [[Kyoto Prefecture]] in the [[Kinki]] (Kansai) Region on Japan's largest island of [[Honshu]]. A prefecture is like a U.S. state with its own locally-elected governor and legislature. Each prefecture consists of municipalities that are designated as cities, towns, or villages depending on the population level. Shiga has currently has 13 cities, 6 towns, and no villages. The capital city is [[Otsu, Shiga|Otsu]] in southern Shiga adjacent to the city of Kyoto in neighboring Kyoto Prefecture. Shiga's population is about 1.
4 million in an area larger than Tokyo.
'''Like a belly button on a map of Japan'''