Information on Gumma Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Maebashi.

The northern parts in Gumma Prefecture are alpine clubs, such as an akagi mountain and a tanigawa mountain. And it is popular as a ski resort area.

Gumma Prefecture has many hot springs and is a hot-springs resort region of the Kanto top class. Agriculture of Maebashi is in the mainstream.
And Takasaki is developed focusing on industry and commerce. Gumma Prefecture is famous for wheat, a konnyaku potato, a cabbage, a cucumber, pork, an eggplant, and a Japanese radish. And agricultural output is Japanese top class. Since Gumma Prefecture has many agricultural products, various processing plants exist.
It is woody to Gumma Prefecture. Abundant forest resources protect a life in the area. And traditional culture and a handicraft are produced.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Gunma
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 20st place 6,363 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 20st place 35 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 19th place 2,012,151 persons
Number of households (2008) The 19th place 752614 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 20th place 8,465,720 (unit: 1 million yen)