Place:Shikoku, Japan

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NameShikoku
Alt namesSchikokusource: Rand McNally Atlas (1991) I-158
Shikoku regionsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Shikoku-chihōsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeRegion
Coordinates33.75°N 133.5°E
Located inJapan     (1905 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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is the smallest ( long and between wide) and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan, located south of Honshū and east of the island of Kyūshū. Its ancient names include Iyo-no-futana-shima, Iyo-shima, and Futana-shima. The current name refers to the four former provinces which made up the island: Awa, Tosa, Sanuki, and Iyo.

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