Shika, Ishikawa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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
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
Prefecture Ishikawa Prefecture
District Hakui
 • Mayor Masaru Koizumi (since September 2009)
 • 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)
City hall address 1-1 Sueyoshi Senko, Shika-machi, Hakui-gun, Ishikawa-ken

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.

A lighthouse in the town

There are two nuclear power stations in Shika.

A natural feature of Shika is the Ganmon caves.

On January 9, 2015 a resident reported a wooden boat to the local police, which was washed up on the shore. Due to Hangul characters on the boat it was suspected to be from North Korea. The police arrested one man on the boat, who claimed he had left North Korea unintended in mid-December 2014 when conducting an inspection of the boat.[1] [2]


External links[edit]