Information on Mie Prefecture

The prefectural capital is a tsu city.

There is Mie Prefecture in the center of the Japanese Islands. And it is located in the Pacific Ocean side. For a long and slender geographical feature reason, Mie Prefecture differs in climate by the area from east and west. And the direct hit of a typhoon is received in many cases.

Mie Prefecture is blessed with the sea and a mountain. It makes agriculture and a fishing prosperous. Agricultural rates are 68.4% of field husbandry, 29.6% of stock raising, and 2.0% of processing agricultural products.

And there are most rates of rice. The northern part in Mie Prefecture is Chukyo industrial area. And the major company exists mostly. For a yokkaichi city, the quantity of production of a vending machine is the 1st in Japan. Moreover, the measure against pollution control is following oil industrial complex. And the atmosphere around an industrial area is good. The kameyama city of Mie Prefecture has a sharp factory famous for television. Moreover, the quantity of production of a candle is the 1st in Japan. Mie Prefecture has many tourist resorts.

Popular tourist resorts are an ise Shinto shrine, a kumano old road of world heritage, shima Spanish Village, and a suzuka circuit.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Mie
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 24st place 5,762 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 27st place 29 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 22th place 1,856,282 persons
Number of households (2008) The 24th place 710875 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 16th place 9,625,540 (unit: 1 million yen)