Information on Oita Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Oita.

Oita Prefecture is located in the east side of Kyushu. And there are many large plains. It is a nakatsu plain, an oita plain, and a saeki plain. Moreover, mountain land also exists mostly.

Oita Prefecture is a top-class hot-springs resort region also in the world. And the number of the fountainhead of a hot spring is the 1st in Japan. Especially a beppu hot spring and a yufuin hot spring are famous.

Agricultural products are famous for shiitake mushroom as a specialty. In particular, donko is a specialty article. donko is the thing which dried shiitake mushroom.
a marine product a seki scad and seki mackerel is famous. It is expensive. However, it is popular.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Oita
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 27st place 5,099 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 44st place 18 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 33th place 1,215,388 persons
Number of households (2008) The 31th place 500649 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 29th place 5,109,181 (unit: 1 million yen)