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Update: June 10, 2013 About Shiga

Hunan Province

Hunan Province (People’s Republic of China)

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Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province

Hunan Province, with its capital Changsha, is located in south-central China. It is bordered by mountains in the west, south, and east, and by Lake Dongting in the north. Hunan takes its name, meaning “south of the lake,” from its location in regards to Lake Dongting. The Yangtze River flows through southern Hunan.

Outline

Outline
Hunan Shiga
Area ( km²) 211,800 4,017
Lakes to land ratio 1/100 1月6日
Population 69,000,200 1,402,824
Population density ( km²) 325.8 349.2
Number of self-governing bodies 13 municipalities 1 provincial body 19 municipalities
Average temperature (℃) 16-19 15.5
Average rainfall (mm) 1,200 -1,700 1,480

Japan Time Difference - 1 hour

Lake Comparison

Lake Dongting
Lake Comparison
Lake Dongting Lake Biwa
Area ( km²) 2,740 670
Water weight (billion tons) 18.4 27.5
Maximum depth (m) 30 103.6
Average depth (m) 6.7 41.2

History of Exchange with Shiga

History of Exchange with Shiga
1982 Shiga Prefecture begins hosting technical trainees from Hunan Province Six individuals have come to Shiga for six months of training every year since (currently ten individuals are in training)
1983 Shiga Prefecture and Hunan Province sign the Shiga-Hunan Friendship Agreement (aboard the Michigan Boat, Shiga)
1985 Hunan Archaeological Exhibition held to commemorate the second anniversary of the Shiga-Hunan Friendship Agreement (Otsu and Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture)
1988 Japan-Shiga Cultural Exhibition held to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Shiga-Hunan Friendship Agreement (Changsha, Hunan)
1991 Thirty guests attend the Peron Boat Races (Lake Dongting, Hunan) Shiga receives a gift of two Peron Racing Boats
1993 Events held throughout Shiga to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Shiga-Hunan Friendship Agreement
1998 Events held throughout Hunan to commemorate the fifteenth Anniversary of the Shiga-Hunan Friendship Agreement
2000 Shiga Youth Exchange Delegations visits Hunan (Soccer and Chorus Delegations)
2001 Hunan Youth Exchange Delegation visits Shiga (Soccer Delegation)

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