Kinki

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kinki

 

(or Kinai), a lowland in the southern part of the island of Honshu in Japan. It occupies a single tectonic basin with Osaka Bay and Lake Biwa. The lowland is composed of the alluvium of the Yodo River and its tributaries; there are marine terraces in the south. Kinki has a subtropical monsoon climate. Rice is grown on the plain, and cereals, mulberry, tea, and citrus fruits, on the neighboring hills. The cities of Osaka and Kyoto are located on the lowland.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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