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Gifu Prefecture

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Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県 Gifu-ken), is located in the Chubu region of central Japan. The capital is the city of Gifu.

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History

Gifu prefecture consists of the old provinces of Hida and Mino.

Geography

It is landlocked and is located north of Aichi in the mountains. Most of the northern and eastern part of the prefecture is dominated by high mountains, and most of the population lives in the south, near the Nagoya metropolitan area.

Cities


Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district.

Mergers

Nakatsugawa expansion

On February 13, 2005 six towns and villages from the former Ena District (dissolved by this action) merged into the expanded city of Nakatsugawa. The towns and villages involved in this merger were Fukuoka, Hirukawa, Kashimo, Kawaue, Sakashita, and Tsukechi.

Seki expansion

On February 7, 2005 five towns and villages from the former Mugi District (dissolved by this action) merged into the expanded city of Seki. The towns and villages involved in this merger were Horado, Itadori, Kaminoho, Mugegawa, and Mugi.

Takayama expansion

On February 1, 2005 nine towns and villages from Ono District and the former Yoshiki District (dissolved by this action) merged into the expanded city of Takayama. The towns and villages participating in this merger were, from Ono District, Asahi, Kiyomi, Kuguno, Miya, Nyukawa, Shokawa, and Takane, and, from Yoshiki District, Kamitakara and Kokufu.

Ibigawa expansion

On January 31, 2005 five villages from Ibi District merged into the expanded town of Ibigawa. The villages involved in this merger were Fujihashi, Kasuga, Kuze, Sakauchi, and Tanigumi.

Kakamigahara expansion

On November 1, 2004 the former town of Kawashima from Hashima District merged into the expanded city of Kakamigahara.

Ena expansion

On October 25, 2004 four towns and a village from Ena District merged into the expanded city of Ena. The municipalities involved in this merger were Akechi, Iwamura, Kamiyahagi, Kushihara, and Yamaoka.

Gero merger

On March 1, 2004 all four towns and the village from the former Mashita District (dissolved by this action) merged, forming the city of Gero. The towns and village that merged were Gero (town), Hagiwara, Kanayama, Kosaka, and Maze.

Gujo merger

On March 1, 2004 all seven towns and villages from the former Gujo District (dissolved by this action) merged, forming the city of Gujo. The towns and villages that merged were Hachiman, Meihou, Minami, Shitori, Takasu, Wara, and Yamato.

Yamagata merger

On April 1, 2003 both towns and the village from the former Yamagata (dissolved by this action) merged, forming the city of Yamagata. The merged municipalities were Ijira, Miyama, and Takatomi.

Economy

Gifu's economy includes many traditional industries such as agriculture and woodworking, but it is dominated by manufacturing industries extending from the Nagoya area, such as aerospace and automotive industry. A major characteristic of Gifu's industry is a wealth of small component manufacturers, such as precision machining, die and mold making, and plastic forming.

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

External links

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