Fukushima


Fukushima
/fooh'kooh shee"meuh/; Japn. /fooh"koo shee"mah/, n.
a city on N Honshu, in N Japan. 262,847.

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 ken (prefecture), northeastern Honshu, Japan, facing the Pacific Ocean. Its area of 5,322 square miles (13,784 square km) is mostly mountainous, and settlement is concentrated in small interior basins and along the coast. Inawashiro Lake, 40 square miles (100 square km) in area, occupies the centre of the ken. Fukushima ken contains the southern extension of Bandai-Asahi National Park, encompassing the region of volcanic Bandai and Azuma mountains. The lower volcano slopes are dotted with lakes and swamps, many of which were formed by the eruption of Mount Bandai in 1888. Numerous spas serve the area.

      Fukushima ken is essentially agricultural, producing rice surpluses and such cash crops as tobacco, mulberry (silk), fruits, grains, and vegetables that are resistant to low temperatures. Forestry and fishing and the gathering of seaweed in coastal towns such as Hisanohama are also important. Coal mining is carried on at the Jōban coalfield near Kōriyama city. Industry is concentrated in a few cities such as Fukushima, the prefectural capital, and Kōriyama; cameras, silk and rayon yarn, silk textiles, fruits, bonsai trees, and kokeshi dolls are produced. Pop. (1990) 2,104,119.

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Universalium. 2010.

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