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Islands information
Native name四国
LocationEast Asia
ArchipelagoJapanese Archipelago
Geography information
Highest pointMount Ishizuchi
Administration information
PrefecturesEhime, Kagawa, Kōchi, Tokushima
Largest cityMatsuyama
Administration information
Population4141955 as of 2005
Ethnic groupsJapanese

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|} is the smallest (225 km long and between 50 and 150 km wide) and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan, located south of Honshū and east of the island of Kyūshū. Its ancient names include Iyo-no-futana-shima ( ), Iyo-shima ( ), and Futana-shima ( ). The current name refers to the four former provinces which made up the island: Awa, Tosa, Sanuki, and Iyo.

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