, prefecture (1990 pop. 2,248,521), 2,808 sq mi (7,273 sq km), N Honshu, Japan. A mountainous prefecture, it is known for the more than 200 pine-covered islands in Matsushima Bay. Sendai
is the capital. The prefecture yields farm products, fish, lumber, raw silk, electrical machinery and transport equipment. Ishinomaki and Shiogama are important ports.
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