Shiga Prefecture

Japanese Name: 滋賀県
Capital City: Ōtsu
Region: Kansai
Island: Honshu
Population: 1,413,184
Area: 4,017.38:

Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県, Shiga-ken) is a prefecture of Japan, which forms part of the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island. It encircles Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The capital is Ōtsu.