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Kochi(kō`chē), city (1990 pop. 317,069), capital of Kochi prefecture, S Shikoku, Japan. From its port, Urado, the city exports dried bonito, ornamental coral, cement, and paper. Kochi prefecture (1990 pop. 825,063), 2,743 sq mi (7,104 sq km), is a mountainous region with fertile coastal plains. Agricultural tools and machinery are produced there.
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, former princely state, 1,493 sq mi (3,867 sq km), SW India, on the Arabian Sea. Now part of Kerala state, the region of Cochin has one of the highest population densities in India. Agriculture is the chief economic activity.
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a prefecture in Japan, in the southern part of the island of Shikoku. Area, 7,100 sq km; population, 787,000 (1970), more than half urban. The prefecture’s capital is the city of Kochi.
Economically, Kochi is one of the poorly developed agrarian prefectures of the country. The cultivated lands occupy 129,500 hectares. Kochi is almost the only region of the country that grows two crops of rice a year (in 1970 about 100,000 tons of rice were harvested). Market gardening and hothouse vegetable raising (cucumbers and cayenne) are prevalent. Fishing is an important occupation (in 1969 the catch was 102,000 tons). Deposits of copper (Shirotaki) and chromites (Izo and Nagano) are exploited.
In 1969, 21,200 people were employed in the manufacturing industry, which consisted primarily of small-scale enterprises. Kochi’s industries include glass and ceramics, paper, and general machine building. The city of Kochi is the principal industrial center.
a city and port in Japan, in the southern part of the island of Shikoku. The capital of Kochi Prefecture. Population, 240,600 (1970). Kochi’s industries include food and flavorings (plants processing milk and producing sake), as well as metallurgical, metalworking, and cement industries and production of abrasives, paper, and special sorts of textile goods. There are also shipyards and a sawmill. Kochi is also known for its handicraft production. [ 13–844–2]