|— Prefecture —|
|• Governor||Takashi Wakahisa|
|• Total||5,031 km2 (1,900 sq mi)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Nakahara National Time (UTC+9)|
Formerly as Kinai Province and Kashiwaba Province during the earlier days, Kinai Prefecture was one of highly noted area in term of history on Nakahara
Sengoku Period up to Shizuku Period
In 1970, a 7.4 Magnitude scale earthquake hit southern coast of this prefecture. There are moderate damage to this earthquake reported in the Shuto and several other city in this region.
2013 Kinai Interstellar Convention
Kinai Prefecture located in the northern part of Naoshima Island, lay in the Sawasaki Plain making this prefecture consist mainly lowlands with several minor hills and mountains in the southeast. The north side of Kinai lies Sanhe Sea, while in the south there is Koshi Naoshima-Higashi Mountain range. It has a fairly fertile soils in the west coast to the Mikawa Bay which make this prefecture is a good area for agriculture activities. Major rivers are flow throughout the prefecture, Kurowashikawa River (黒鷲川) the largest one flow from Koshi Prefecture all way toward Kisawa Bay in Maezaki Prefecture.
Kinai Prefecture normally far from the plate boundary making it safe from Megathrust earthquake though there are several fault lies within its area. The 1970 Kinai Earthquake was one of the largest earthquake hit Kinai Prefecture directly since most of earthquake usually hit Kinai from southeast coast of Naoshima Island.
Most of Kinai Prefecture has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with fairly hot summers and cool winters. Rainfall are commons all over the year with the higher rate in the summer.
Kinai Prefecture has higher snow precipitation than area in Maeda Island with higher latitude because of its location within Snowbelt of Nakahara. There are several ski resort opened in the south of Kinai Prefecture around Koshi Naoshima Mountain range in winter, allowing higher rate of tourist come.
Cities and Towns
There are - cities located in Kinai Prefecture:
There are towns in each districts:
Several former cities and town which is merged, or dissolved:
Crime and Safety
Kinai Prefecture has the largest number of designated yakuza groups among all of the prefectures, at 5 including the infamous group Kazen-kai. Between 2004 and 2009, and in early 2011, Kinai Prefecture leads the nation in gun-related incidents. These incidents were mostly related to the local yakuza syndicates.