Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Toyama Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Takakazu Ishii, Governor
Assumed governorship of Toyama Prefecture (fourth term) in November 2004

Location

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Area

4,247.61 km2 (2017)
33rd largest of 47 prefectures

Population

1,055,893 (as of October 2017)
Men: 511,433 Women: 544,460
37th most populated of 47 prefectures

GDP

Real:  4.4722 trillion JPY (2015)

Capital

Toyama City

Geographic features

Located roughly in the center of the Japanese archipelago. Faces the Sea of Japan to the north, and is surrounded by the Tateyama Mountain Range of Japan’s Northern Alps, famous for the giant walls of snow at “Yuki no Otani” and the Kurobe Gorge. The prefecture is evenly distributed in a 50 km radius around Toyama City.

Main industries

Chemical engineering, nonferrous metals manufacturing, metal products manufacturing, industrial machines and equipment manufacturing, etc.

Symbols

Prefectural tree: Tateyama cedar
Prefectural flower: Tulip
Prefectural bird: Ptarmigan

Number of visitors

35,270,000 (2016)

Administrative divisions

Toyama Prefecture – 10 cities, 4 towns, 1 village

Official website

http://www.pref.toyama.jp/


Sources: Official website of Toyama Prefecture; “Annual Population Estimates”, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; Official website of Geographical Survey Institute; “2015 Toyama Prefecturel Economic Accounts,” Toyama Prefecture Office

(As of June, 2018)