Information on Aomori Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Aomori.

Taking advantage of the characteristic of the area, rice, an apple, and vegetables are prosperous in Aomori Prefecture. Especially an apple, a yam, a garlic, and a burdock are the 1st quantity of production in Japan. Aomori Prefecture is an agricultural area of Japanese top class.

Forest area measures about 640,000 ha and occupies about 66% of Aomori Prefecture. Moreover, the characteristic tree is growing by the area. Especially the Japan cedar is grown all over the districts.

Aomori Prefecture faces the sea. The coastline will be the same as Aomori Prefecture and the distance of Tokyo, and will be about 750 km. Aomori Prefecture is a flow of tide and many fish flock. And various kinds of fish are caught. Aomori Prefecture is famous as an outstanding fishery.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Aomori
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 8st place 9,644 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 16st place 40 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 28th place 1,430,543 persons
Number of households (2008) The 28th place 565347 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 33th place 4,914,788 (unit: 1 million yen)