Information on Chiba Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Chiba.

Chiba Prefecture is located in the east side of the metropolitan area. And the peninsula which projected to the Pacific Ocean is blessed with rich nature.
Chiba Prefecture has warm climate and the vast ground.
The agriculture of Chiba Prefecture is Japanese top class. And agricultural value of production is the 3rd in Japan.

Chiba Prefecture has many 1st agricultural products in Japan. Cultivation of a flower is prosperous in the southern part of warm climate. The value of production of a flower is the 2nd in Japan. Especially a peanut is famous.
Chiba Prefecture faces the sea. It is a rich fishery. The Pacific coast is one of the world 3 major fisheries, and various fish and shellfishes land it. The quantity of production of Suzuki or a spiny lobster is the 1st in Japan.

The industrial main important points are oil and coal, chemistry, and steel.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Chiba
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 28st place 5,082 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 8st place 54 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 6th place 6,090,799 persons
Number of households (2008) The 7th place 2498476 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 6th place 21,219,375 (unit: 1 million yen)