Rikuzen Province

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Map of the former Japanese provinces with Rikuzen highlighted

Rikuzen Province (陸前国 Rikuzen-no kuni?) is an old province of Japan in the area of Miyagi Prefecture (excluding Igu, Katta District and Watari Districts) and parts of Iwate Prefecture (specifically Kesen District).[1] It was sometimes called Rikushū (陸州?), with Rikuchū and Mutsu Provinces.

History[edit]

  • December 7, 1868 (January 19, 1869 according to the Gregorian calendar) Rikuzen is separated from Mutsu Province
  • 1872 A census estimates the population at 534,609

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Media related to Rikuzen Province at Wikimedia Commons