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Shikoku - Geography, Transportation, Movements, Traditions

pop (2000e) 4 330 000; area 18 795 km²/7255 sq mi. Smallest of the four main islands of Japan; S of Honshu and E of Kyushu; bounded N by the Seto Naikai Sea, S by the Pacific Ocean; subtropical climate; mountainous and wooded interior; chief towns, Matsuyama, Takamatsu; rice, wheat, tobacco, soya beans, orchards, copper, camphor.

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