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Prefecture of Gifu, Japan

Location of prefecture of Gifu on a map

Gifu is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 2,107,687 people, it is the 18th largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Gifu gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Gifu is lead by Hajime Furutaand is based in the prefecture capital of Gifu (Population: 397,714).

The most populous cities in Gifu are: Gifu-shi (Population: 397,714), Ogaki (Population: 150,570), Kakamigahara (Population: 132,241), Tajimi (Population: 107,818), Inuyama (Population: 73,995).

Gifu Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_21
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Gifu-shi (Population: 397,714)
Head of Government Hajime Furuta
Total Population 2,107,687
Total Area 10,598 sq km (4,092 sq miles)
Population Density 198.9 sq km (515.1 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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