Information on Osaka

The prefectural capital is Osaka.

Osaka is located in the central part of Kinki district. The geographical feature is north and south long, and is going to Osaka Bay. And it is surrounded by mountain land except the west side. Osaka is in contact with Kyoto, Nara, Hyogo, and Wakayama Prefecture.

The area of Osaka is only 0.5% of Japan. It is small to the next in Kagawa Prefecture. However, population is the 3rd in Japan after Tokyo and Kanagawa. Moreover, the gross product is the 2nd in Japan after Tokyo. In Osaka, many notable companies exist at the center of western-part-of-Japan economy.

Since the food of Osaka has the sea and a mountain, it is rich. The industry of Osaka has many small and medium-sized enterprises. The rate is 65% of industrial production. And there are many companies with original technology. Those companies are playing an active part in the world.

The airports in Osaka are Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport. It contributes to economic development as a business hub of Asia-Pacific.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Osaka
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 46st place 1,898 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 11st place 43 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 3th place 8,670,302 persons
Number of households (2008) The 3th place 3821714 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 2th place 41,464,756 (unit: 1 million yen)