Information on Wakayama Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Wakayama.

Wakayama Prefecture is warm and is blessed with nature. And much fruit grows up. The quantity of production of a plum, a persimmon, and a mandarin orange is the 1st in Japan. Moreover, production of a peach, a Hassaku orange, a kiwi, and a fig is Japanese top class.
77% of Wakayama Prefecture is a forest. The area measures about 3637 square meters. And many artificial plantations of the Japan cedar and the cypress are planted.

Wakayama Prefecture is surrounded by the about 65-km coastline. Therefore, a fishing is very prosperous.
Major industries are oil, chemistry, steel, a textile machine, and optical apparatus.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Wakayama
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 30st place 4,726 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 26st place 30 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 39th place 1,045,973 persons
Number of households (2008) The 36th place 423263 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 42th place 3,779,921 (unit: 1 million yen)