Geopolitical map of Japan

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CapitalPopulationArea
Tokyo 127,288,000 377,835
Country codePhone CodeLocal HourTime zone
JP +81 04:08:58 Asia/Tokyo
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Some data about Japan

Japan is a country of 127,288,000 inhabitants, with an area of ​377,835 km2, its capital is Tokyo and its time zone is "Asia/Tokyo". Its ISO code is "JP" in 2 positions and "JPN" in 3 positions.

To be able to make a telephone call to Japan, you must dial your telephone code, which is 81. The currency used in Japan is the "Yen" (JPY).

The administrative subdivision of Japan (administrative division) is made up of 8 Regions (level 1), 47 Prefectures (level 2), 23 Special wards (level 3), 369 Districts (level 3), 41 Core cities (level 3), 20 Designated cities (level 3), 40 Special cities (level 3), 686 Cities (level 3), 747 Towns (level 4), 178 Villages (level 4) and 170 Ku (level 4). Japan has 204 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants and 13 cities with more than one million inhabitants.

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Proportion of cities by number of inhabitants in Japan

Number of cities by importance (population) in Japan. Considering cities with a population of more than 100 000, 200 000, 500 000 and 1 million inhabitants, with the percentage of the population that these cities represent.

> 100k inhabitants > 200k inhabitants > 500k inhabitants > 1 million inhabitants
204 103 24 13
59.4 % 48.2 % 28.5 % 22.6 %
  • The 204 most important cities represent 59.4% of the entire population
  • The 103 most important cities represent 48.2% of the entire population
  • The 24 most important cities represent 28.5% of the entire population
  • The 13 most important cities represent 22.6% of the entire population

Administrative division of Japan

Administrative subdivisionsAdministrative level
8 Regions1
47 Prefectures2
23 Special wards3
369 Districts3
41 Core cities3
20 Designated cities3
40 Special cities3
686 Cities3
747 Towns4
178 Villages4
170 Ku4

List of first-order administrative division in Japan

  • Aichi-ken
  • Akita
  • Aomori-ken
  • Chiba-ken
  • Ehime
  • Fukui
  • Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Fukushima-ken
  • Gifu
  • Gunma-ken
  • Hiroshima-ken
  • Hokkaido
  • Hyōgo
  • Ibaraki
  • Ishikawa-ken
  • Iwate
  • Kagawa-ken
  • Kagoshima-ken
  • Kanagawa
  • Kochi Prefecture
  • Kumamoto
  • Kyoto Prefecture
  • Mie-ken
  • Miyagi-ken
  • Miyazaki
  • Nagano-ken
  • Nagasaki Prefecture
  • Nara-ken
  • Niigata-ken
  • Oita Prefecture
  • Okayama-ken
  • Okinawa
  • Ōsaka-fu
  • Saga-ken
  • Saitama-ken
  • Shiga
  • Shimane-ken
  • Shizuoka
  • Tochigi
  • Tokushima-ken
  • Tokyo Prefecture
  • Tottori
  • Toyama-ken
  • Wakayama
  • Yamagata-ken
  • Yamaguchi
  • Yamanashi

List of major cities of Japan

  • Tokyo8 336 599 inhabitants
  • Yokohama3 574 443 inhabitants
  • Osaka2 592 413 inhabitants
  • Nagoya2 191 279 inhabitants
  • Sapporo1 883 027 inhabitants
  • Kobe1 528 478 inhabitants
  • Kyoto1 459 640 inhabitants
  • Fukuoka1 392 289 inhabitants
  • Kawasaki1 306 785 inhabitants
  • Saitama1 193 350 inhabitants
  • Hiroshima1 143 841 inhabitants
  • Yono1 077 730 inhabitants
  • Sendai1 063 103 inhabitants
  • Kitakyushu997 536 inhabitants
  • Chiba919 729 inhabitants
  • Sakai782 339 inhabitants
  • Shizuoka701 561 inhabitants
  • Kumamoto680 423 inhabitants
  • Okayama639 652 inhabitants
  • Hamamatsu605 098 inhabitants
  • Hachiōji579 399 inhabitants
  • Honchō560 743 inhabitants
  • Kagoshima555 352 inhabitants
  • Niigata505 272 inhabitants
  • Himeji481 493 inhabitants
  • Matsudo470 277 inhabitants
  • Nishinomiya-hama468 925 inhabitants
  • Kawaguchi468 565 inhabitants
  • Kanazawa458 937 inhabitants
  • Utsunomiya449 865 inhabitants
  • Ōita448 907 inhabitants
  • Matsuyama443 322 inhabitants
  • Amagasaki442 173 inhabitants
  • Kurashiki437 581 inhabitants
  • Yokosuka428 992 inhabitants
  • Nagasaki410 204 inhabitants
  • Hirakata406 331 inhabitants
  • Machida399 969 inhabitants
  • Gifu-shi397 714 inhabitants
  • Fujisawa394 624 inhabitants