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Prefecture of Wakayama, Japan

Location of prefecture of Wakayama on a map

Wakayama is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 1,069,839 people, it is the 39th largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Wakayama gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Wakayama is lead by Yoshinobu Nisakaand is based in the prefecture capital of Wakayama (Population: 351,000).

The most populous cities in Wakayama are: Minato (Population: 375,339), Wakayama-shi (Population: 351,000), Tanabe (Population: 69,563), Hashimoto (Population: 57,115), Iwade (Population: 55,633).

Wakayama Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_30
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Wakayama-shi (Population: 351,000)
Head of Government Yoshinobu Nisaka
Total Population 1,069,839
Total Area 4,726 sq km (1,825 sq miles)
Population Density 226.4 sq km (586.3 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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