Kōchi Prefecture

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Kōchi Prefecture (高知県 Kōchi-ken?) is a prefecture of Japan located on the south coast of Shikoku. The capital is the city of Kōchi.

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History

Prior to the Meiji Restoration, Kōchi was known as Tosa Province.

Geography

Kōchi Prefecture comprises the southwestern part of the island of Shikoku, facing the Pacific Ocean. It is the largest but least populous of Shikoku's four prefectures. Most of the province is mountainous, and in only a few areas such as around Kōchi and Nakamura is there a coastal plain. Kōchi is famous for its many rivers. Inamura-yama in Tosa-cho is the highest peak in Kochi prefecture with an altitude of 1506 meters above sea level.

Cities

Eleven cities are located in Kōchi Prefecture:

Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district.

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