Information on Kumamoto Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Kumamoto.

There is Kumamoto Prefecture in the center in Kyushu. And the west side faces the sea. Kumamoto Prefecture is in contact with Fukuoka, Oita, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima. 60 percent of Kumamoto Prefecture is a forest. And north is loose mountain land. South is surrounded by the mountain with an altitude of not less than 1,000 meters from the east. There, it is a deep valley. And the beautiful ravine is completed.

Kumamoto Prefecture has an asokujyuu national park and a unzen amakusa national park. aso is a caldera of the world's largest class.
The agriculture of Kumamoto Prefecture is Japanese top class. Agricultural output is the 7th in Japan. A tomato, tobacco, and Gypsophila are the 1st quantity of production in Japan. A watermelon, a chestnut, an eggplant, Turkey Chinese bellflower, and ginger are the 2nd in Japan. A melon and a strawberry are the 3rd in Japan.
As for the fishing, culture of a prawn, the dried seaweed, and a pearl is performed.
Kumamoto Prefecture is abundant in water. The shirakawa head, the ikeyama head, the kikuchi head, and the todoroki head are chosen as Japanese noted water. And about 100% of the water of Kumamoto is groundwater. It is a new thing in Japan.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Kumamoto
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 14st place 7,077 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 9st place 45 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 23th place 1,844,644 persons
Number of households (2008) The 23th place 718259 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 24th place 6,341,308 (unit: 1 million yen)