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(mēyä`gē), prefecture (1990 pop. 2,248,521), 2,808 sq mi (7,273 sq km), N Honshu, Japan. A mountainous prefecture, it is known for the more than 200 pine-covered islands in Matsushima Bay. SendaiSendai
, city (1990 pop. 928,138), capital of Miyagi prefecture, N Honshu, Japan, on Inshinomaki Bay. A major industrial city and the commercial center of N Honshu, it has industries that manufacture chemicals, metal goods, wooden dolls, and silk yarn.
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 is the capital. The prefecture yields farm products, fish, lumber, raw silk, electrical machinery and transport equipment. Ishinomaki and Shiogama are important ports. Coastal areas of Miyagi were devastated by the tsunami that followed the 2011 earthquake; in some areas the waters reached 5 mi (8 km) inland.
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a prefecture in Japan on northeastern Honshu. Area, 7,300 sq km (including the Ojika Peninsula); population, 1,820,000 (1970 census, 50 percent urban). The capital is Sendai.

Miyagi’s principal economic sectors are agriculture and fishing. The prefecture is one of Japan’s most important rice-growing regions; more than 76 percent of the prefecture’s arable land—mainly on the Sendai lowland—is planted with rice. The rice harvest in 1970 was 586,000 tons. The average annual fish catch (tuna, bonito, and sardines) is 400,000–500,000 tons. Miyagi supplies sea products primarily to Tokyo and its satellite cities. The main fishing ports are Ishinomaki and Shiogama.

The prefecture’s main branches of manufacturing include food processing (fish canning and processing of agricultural products) and the production of electrical equipment, pulp and paper, and wood products. There is also aircraft industry. There are deposits of uranium ore, zinc, and lead (lead and zinc are mined in the Hosokura region). Miyagi’s major industrial centers are Sendai, Ishinomaki, and Shiogama. The Matsushima Islands are tourist centers.


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