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The Largest Prefectures in Japan by Population

We visualize the population of Japanese prefectures.

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Japan is made up of 47 prefectures.

The following is a map of Japanese prefectures, where the color represents the population:

Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

This is a bar graph of the populations, ordered by location from North to South:

Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

This is the bar graph ordered by population:

Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Table

Prefecture Population
1 Tokyo 13,834,925
2 Kanagawa 9,209,442
3 Osaka 8,849,635
4 Aichi 7,575,530
5 Saitama 7,390,054
6 Chiba 6,319,772
7 Hyogo 5,549,568
8 Hokkaido 5,267,762
9 Fukuoka 5,129,841
10 Shizuoka 3,708,556
11 Ibaraki 2,921,436
12 Hiroshima 2,826,858
13 Kyoto 2,545,899
14 Miyagi 2,292,385
15 Niigata 2,236,042
16 Nagano 2,087,307
17 Gifu 2,032,490
18 Gunma 1,969,439
19 Tochigi 1,965,516
20 Okayama 1,903,627
21 Fukushima 1,881,981
22 Mie 1,813,859
23 Kumamoto 1,769,880
24 Kagoshima 1,630,146
25 Okinawa 1,481,547
26 Shiga 1,420,948
27 Yamaguchi 1,369,882
28 Ehime 1,369,131
29 Nara 1,353,837
30 Nagasaki 1,350,769
31 Aomori 1,275,783
32 Iwate 1,235,517
33 Oita 1,151,229
34 Ishikawa 1,139,612
35 Miyazaki 1,095,903
36 Yamagata 1,082,296
37 Toyama 1,055,999
38 Akita 985,416
39 Kagawa 981,280
40 Wakayama 954,258
41 Yamanashi 826,579
42 Saga 823,810
43 Fukui 780,053
44 Tokushima 742,505
45 Kochi 709,230
46 Shimane 679,324
47 Tottori 561,175

Software Used

Python: japanmap, seaborn

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