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Prefecture of Osaka, Japan

Location of prefecture of Osaka on a map

Osaka is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 8,804,806 people, it is the 2nd largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Osaka gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Osaka is lead by Ichiro Matsuiand is based in the prefecture capital of Osaka (Population: 2,592,413).

The most populous cities in Osaka are: Osaka-shi (Population: 2,592,413), Sakai (Population: 782,339), Hirakata (Population: 406,331), Toyonaka (Population: 384,459), Takatsuki (Population: 354,468).

Osaka Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_27
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Osaka-shi (Population: 2,592,413)
Head of Government Ichiro Matsui
Total Population 8,804,806
Total Area 1,893 sq km (731 sq miles)
Population Density 4,651.2 sq km (12,046.7 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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