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Prefecture of Fukuoka, Japan

Location of prefecture of Fukuoka on a map

Fukuoka is a prefecture found in the nation of Japan. Home to 5,015,666 people, it is the 9th largest division in Japan in terms of population.

Fukuoka gained its current status as a prefecture in the year 1868. The government of Fukuoka is lead by Hiroshi Ogawaand is based in the prefecture capital of Fukuoka (Population: 1,392,289).

The most populous cities in Fukuoka are: Fukuoka-shi (Population: 1,392,289), Kitakyushu (Population: 997,536), Kurume (Population: 238,197), Omuta (Population: 131,974), Chikushino-shi (Population: 100,353).

Fukuoka Prefecture - Quick Facts

Country Japan
Region Type Prefecture
ISO Code JP_40
Time Zone JST
Year of Establishment 1868
Capital Fukuoka-shi (Population: 1,392,289)
Head of Government Hiroshi Ogawa
Total Population 5,015,666
Total Area 4,971 sq km (1,919 sq miles)
Population Density 1,009.0 sq km (2,613.3 sq miles)
This page was last updated on July 24, 2015.

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