Shika, Ishikawa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Shika)
Jump to: navigation, search
"Shika" redirects here. For a character in the manga/anime Naruto, see Shikamaru Nara. For the Egyptian footballer, Mahmoud Abdelrazek, see Shikabala. For the animal that is translated/Romanized as 'shika' in Japanese, see Sika deer.
Shika
志賀町
Town
The longest bench in the world at Masuho Beach
The longest bench in the world at Masuho Beach
Location of Shika in Ishikawa Prefecture
Location of Shika in Ishikawa Prefecture
Shika is located in Japan
Shika
Shika
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 37°0′N 136°47′E / 37.000°N 136.783°E / 37.000; 136.783Coordinates: 37°0′N 136°47′E / 37.000°N 136.783°E / 37.000; 136.783
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Hokuriku
Prefecture Ishikawa Prefecture
District Hakui
Government
 • Mayor Masaru Koizumi (since September 2009)
Area
 • Total 246.55 km2 (95.19 sq mi)
Population (August 2011)
 • Total 23,177
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address 1-1 Sueyoshi Senko, Shika-machi, Hakui-gun, Ishikawa-ken
925-0198
Phone number 0767-32-1111
Website www.town.shika.ishikawa.jp
A lighthouse in the town

Shika (志賀町 Shika-machi?) is a town in Hakui District, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is one and a half hours from Kanazawa by car. National highway 249 goes through Shika.

As of August 2011, the town has a registered population of 23,177. The total area is 246.55 km².

On September 1, 2005, the former town of Togi was merged into the town.

There are two nuclear power stations in Shika.

A natural feature of Shika is the Ganmon caves.

External links[edit]