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Tokushima

(tōko͞o`shĭmä), city (1990 pop. 263,356), capital of Tokushima prefecture, E Shikoku, Japan. It is a port and a center for the manufacture of chemicals, cotton fabrics, and wood products. Tokushima prefecture (1990 pop. 837,226), 1,600 sq mi (4,144 sq km), a mountainous region, rises to 6,414 ft (1,955 m) at Mt. Tsurugi. There are many farms, and raw silk, charcoal, and processed foods are produced.

Tokushima

 

a prefecture in Japan, on the eastern coast of the island of Shikoku. Population, 805,000 (1975), 48 percent of which is urban. Tokushima Prefecture covers an area of 4,100 sq km. The city of Tokushima is the capital. The main branch of the economy is farming, and approximately 12 percent of the land is cultivated. The major crops are rice, barley, wheat, citrus fruits (including mandarins), and tobacco. Vegetables are also grown, and livestock is raised for meat and milk. There is also fishing on the coast. Tokushima is an important supplier of raw silk. Salt is mined near Naruto Strait. Production of electric power is 1.6 billion kilowatt-hours. The manufacture of ceramics, especially Otani porcelain, has been important for centuries.

N. A. SMIRNOV


Tokushima

 

a city and seaport in Japan; situated on the north-eastern coast of the island of Shikoku, where the Yoshino River flows into Kii Strait. Capital of Tokushima Prefecture. Population, 238,700 (1972). Tokushima has enterprises of the chemical, metallurgy, and textile industries. Machinery, wood products, and varnished goods are also produced.

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