Information on the Yamaguchi prefecture

The prefectural capital is the Yamaguchi city.

The Yamaguchi prefecture is located at the westernmost tip in Honshu. The three directions of the Yamaguchi prefecture are the seas. North has the Sea of Japan. And a center has mountain land.
Agriculture and a fishing are prosperous in the Yamaguchi prefecture. The globefish of a shimonoseki city is famous and it is popular.

The Yamaguchi prefecture has performed cultural exchanges and economic exchange with each city of the East Asia area for many years. The centers of industry are heavy and chemical industries of oil, chemistry, and steel. Moreover, Yamaguchi Prefecture is popular also as a tourist resort.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Yamaguchi
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 22st place 6,114 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 43st place 19 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 25th place 1,479,840 persons
Number of households (2008) The 25th place 637020 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 25th place 6,252,264 (unit: 1 million yen)