Information on Ibaraki Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Mito.

Ibaraki Prefecture has a vast flat ground and the 190-km coastline. And climate is warm and is the blessed natural environment. The great portion of Ibaraki Prefecture is a flat ground. The many are farmland. It is an agricultural zone of Japanese top class. Ibaraki Prefecture is carrying out the role important for food supply of the metropolitan area as a production base of an agriculture-and-forestry marine product.

It is a hitachi city and a hitachinaka city that industry is developed. The circumference of a kashima city forms the kashima seaside industrial zone. Ibaraki Prefecture is the 1st factory area in Japan.
A western part is an area centering on agriculture. A southern part has a tsukuba university town.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Ibaraki
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 23st place 6.096 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 10st place 44 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 11th place 2.982.000 persons
Number of households (2008) The 13th place 1.093.512 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 12th place 12.904.166 (unit: 1 million yen)