Information on Kochi Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Kochi.

Kochi Prefecture is located at the southern part of shikoku. And the Pacific Ocean is faced. A southwest part has a mountain to near marine. And a forest occupies about 84% of area.

Climate is warm and is the blessed climate. In Hirano's area, garden husbandry business is performed centering on vegetables. The agriculture which employed the characteristic of the area efficiently is prosperous in Kochi Prefecture. Moreover, Kochi Prefecture is famous for a Japan cedar, charcoal, and a mushroom.

Kochi Prefecture has the 713-km long coastline. And it is blessed with rich marine resources. A bonito is famous and a fish catch is the 1st in Japan.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Kochi
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 13st place 7,105 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 23st place 34 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 45th place 784,038 persons
Number of households (2008) The 41th place 347102 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 46th place 2,481,143 (unit: 1 million yen)