Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県) is a Japanese prefecture in the Chubu Region of Honshu. The capital of Ishikawa Prefecture is Kanazawa. Before abolition of the Han System by the Meiji Restoration, Ishikawa Prefecture was comprised of Kaga Province and Noto Province
Located along the coast of the Sea of Japan, Ishikawa Prefecture’s northern segment is comprised of the Noto Peninsula. The south is a bit wider and comprised largely of mountains with Kanazawa, the capital, located along the coastal plain. Islands in the prefecture include Notojima, Nistkejima, and Hegurajima.
Cities located within Ishikawa Prefecture include:
Various districts and towns also located within Ishikawa Prefecture include:
Ishikawa’s primary sources of income and industry come through its various textile industries, including artificial fabrics and machining with an emphasis on construction machinery.