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). It was sometimes called Rikushū (陸州), with Rikuchū and Mutsu Provinces.
- 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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