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Prefecture of Yamaguchi, Japan

Location of prefecture of Yamaguchi on a map

Yamaguchi is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 1,528,107 people, it is the 25th largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Yamaguchi gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Yamaguchi is lead by Tsugumasa Muraokaand is based in the prefecture capital of Yamaguchi (Population: 145,515).

The most populous cities in Yamaguchi are: Shimonoseki (Population: 245,786), Ube (Population: 173,733), Yamaguchi-shi (Population: 145,515), Hofu (Population: 116,925), Iwakuni (Population: 104,004).

Yamaguchi Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_35
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Yamaguchi-shi (Population: 145,515)
Head of Government Tsugumasa Muraoka
Total Population 1,528,107
Total Area 6,111 sq km (2,359 sq miles)
Population Density 250.1 sq km (647.6 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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