Information on Saga Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Saga.

Saga Prefecture is located in the northwestern part of Kyushu. And it is in contact with Fukuoka Prefecture and Nagasaki Prefecture. The distance in a straight line to Tokyo of Saga Prefecture is about 900 km. Moreover, the distance in a straight line to Osaka is about 500 km. And the distance in a straight line to the Korean Peninsula is about 200 km. Saga Prefecture plays an important role as a window of continent culture.

It with many fish catch of the dried seaweed, shellfish, a scad, mackerel, a cuttlefish, an octopus, and a shrimp to Saga Prefecture occupies 90 percent of surrounding ocean areas.
The Saga plain is warm climate also in winter. Therefore, it is a prosperous grain belt of cereals. Moreover, there is much production of a strawberry, a mandarin orange, and a pear. Especially the annual crop yields of a house mandarin orange are the 1st in Japan.

Saga Prefecture is famous for pottery. Especially ibari and an arita glow are a brand representing Saga Prefecture, and there is 400 years of history. A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Saga
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 41st place 2,440 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 39st place 20 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 42h place 864,738 persons
Number of households (2008) The 44h place 305260 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 43h place 3,354,969 (unit: 1 million yen)