Information on Akita Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Akita.

Akita Prefecture is famous as a place of production of the rice of Japanese top class. Especially akitakomachi is popular.
The harvest of rice is the 3rd in Japan. And vegetables, a flower, an apple, beef, milk, etc. are famous.

71% of area is a forest. The quantity which produces wood is the 4th in Japan. They are processed and shipped to the lumber etc. which build a house. And mushroom cultivation of maitake mushrooms, shiitake mushroom, etc. is also performed using the tree.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Akita
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 5st place 11,636 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 33st place 25 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 37th place 1,130,823 persons
Number of households (2008) The 37th place 416787 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 36th place 4,114,833 (unit: 1 million yen)