Information on Kagoshima Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Kagoshima.

Kagoshima Prefecture is located in southern Nishi. Moreover, there is the 2643-km coastline. And there is an island of 605. The gross area of an island occupies 27% of Kagoshima Prefecture.

Kagoshima Prefecture has many volcanoes, such as a sakura island. Therefore, there are many hot springs. The number of the location of a hot spring is about 2,730. The number of the fountainhead of a hot spring and the number of bathrooms of a hot spring are the 2nd in Japan.

A hot spring, the yaku island of world heritage, a tanega island space center, and a kirishima mountain are popular as a tourist resort. Every year 28 million tourists visit them.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Kagoshima
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 9st place 9,044 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 12st place 43 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 24th place 1,739,075 persons
Number of households (2008) The 17th place 778579 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 26th place 6,052,459 (unit: 1 million yen)