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Aichi Prefecture

Main City: Nagoya

Population: 7,484,000 people, ranking 4/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 5,153 km2 [2]

Akita Prefecture

Main City: Akita

Population: 966,000 people ranking 38/47 (2019)

Area:  11,638 km2

Aomori Prefecture

Main City: Aomori

Population: 1,246,000 people, ranking 31/47 prefectures (2019)

Area: 9,645 km2

Chiba Prefecture

Main City: Chiba

Population: 6,224,000 people, ranking 6/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 5,156.15 km² [2]

Geographical / Landscape description

Chubu

Although the Chubu area only comprises about 10% of the national area in geographical terms, it accounts for 20% of the nationwide share in shipments of manufactured goods and is a catalyst driving Japanese economy with its manufacturing base.

Chugoku

The Chugoku Region is located in the western part of Japan. It borders the regions of Kyushu, Shikoku and Kansai, making it a transportation hub for all of western Japan.

Ehime Prefecture

Main City: Matsuyama

Population: 1,386,000 people, ranking 28/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 5,676 km2 [2]

Fukui Prefecture

Main City: Fukui

Population: 787,000 people ranking 43/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 4,188 km2 [2]

Fukuoka Prefecture

Main City: Fukuoka

Population: 5,103,000 people, ranking 9/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 4,846 km2 [2]

Fukushima Prefecture

Main City: Fukushima

Population: 1,846,000 people, ranking 21/47 prefecture (2019)

Area: 13,784 km

Gifu Prefecture

Main City: Gifu

Population:  2,033,000 people ranking 17/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 10,621 km2 [2]

Gunma Prefecture

Main City: Maebashi

Population: 1,973,000 people ranking 19/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 6,363 km2 [2]

Hiroshima Prefecture

Main City: Hiroshima

Population: 2,845,000 people, ranking 12/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 8,476 km2 [2]

Hokkaido Prefecture

HOKKAIDO PREFECTURE

Main City: Sapporo                                                      

Population: 5,250,000 people, ranking 8/47 prefecture (2019)

Hyogo Prefecture

Main City: Kobe

Population:  5,537,000 people, ranking 7/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 8,396 km2 [2]

Ibaraki Prefecture

Main City: Mito

Population: 2,918,000 people, ranking 11/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 6,095.58 km² [2]

Ishikawa Prefecture

Main City: Kanazawa

Population: 1,154,000 people, ranking 34/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 4,185 km2

Iwate Prefecture

Main City: Morioka

Population: 1,227,000 people, ranking 32/47 prefecture (2019)

Area: 15,275 km2

Kagawa Prefecture

Main City: Takamatsu

Population: 977,000 people, ranking 39/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 1,876 km2 [2]

Kagoshima Prefecture

Main City: Kagoshima

Population: 1,649,000 people, ranking 24/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 9,132 km2 [2]