Ikuchi-jima

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Ikuchi-jima
Native name:
生口島 Ikuchijima
IKUCHI - SHIMA Island 1947.jpg
Aerial photo of Ikuchi-jima in 1947
Ikuchi-jima is located in Japan
Ikuchi-jima
Ikuchi-jima
Location in Japan
Ikuchi-jima is located in Hiroshima Prefecture
Ikuchi-jima
Ikuchi-jima
Ikuchi-jima (Hiroshima Prefecture)
Geography
LocationSeto Inland Sea
Coordinates34°17′15.2″N 133°6′28.6″E / 34.287556°N 133.107944°E / 34.287556; 133.107944Coordinates: 34°17′15.2″N 133°6′28.6″E / 34.287556°N 133.107944°E / 34.287556; 133.107944
ArchipelagoGeiyo Islands
Area31.21 km2 (12.05 sq mi)
Length8.8 km (5.47 mi)
Width4.9 km (3.04 mi)
Coastline24 km (14.9 mi)
Highest elevation472.3 m (1549.5 ft)
Highest pointMount Kanno
Administration
Japan
PrefectureHiroshima Prefecture
CityOnomichi
Demographics
Population11000[1] (2006)
Pop. density352/km2 (912/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsJapanese

Ikuchi-jima (生口島, Ikuchijima) is one of the Geiyo Islands in the Seto Inland Sea, belonging to Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. Ikuchi-jima is administered as part of Onomichi city. The bridges connecting Ikuchi-jima to the mainland (Honshū) via Innoshima and to Shikoku via Ōmishima Island. The island's highest peak is Mount Kanno at 472.3 m (1,550 ft).

History[edit]

  • April 1, 1889, Ikuchi-juma was formally demarcated into Nishiikuchi-gun, Kitaikuchi-gun, Myōga-gun and Minamiikuchi-gun
  • April 1, 1937, Nishiikuchi-gun merged into Setoda.
  • April 1, 1944, Kitaikuchi-gun and Myōga-gun merged into Setoda.
  • April 1, 1955, Minamiikuchi-gun merged into Setoda.
  • July 27, 1970, Bridge connection to Takane Island opened.
  • December 8, 1991, Bridge connection to Innoshima and Ōmishima.
  • January 10, 2006, Setoda, along with the city of Innoshima, was merged into the expanded city of Onomichi

Attractions[edit]

  • Outdoor island-wide monument park
  • Hiking and cycling routes
  • Sunset-view beach hotels
  • Lemon orchards -Ikuchijima is known as "Lemon Island" in Japan.

See also[edit]

  • This article incorporates material from Japanese Wikipedia page 生口島, accessed 11 June 2018


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