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

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Issei Nishikawa, Governor
Assumed governorship of Fukui Prefecture (third term) in April 2003

Location

Seal



Area

4190.51km2(2017年)
34th largest of 47 prefectures

Population

786,740 (as of October 2015)
Men: 381,474 Women: 405,266
43rd most populated of 47 prefectures

GDP in Fukui Prefecture

Nominal: JPY 3.2333 trillion
Real: JPY 3.1289 trillion (both in FY 2015)

Capital

Fukui City

Geographic features

Facing the Sea of Japan and Wakasa Bay, the northern end is called Reihoku and the southern end Reinan. Surrounded by beautiful nature with lush mountains and sea, Fukui Prefecture is particularly known within Japan for its four distinct seasons. Due to heavy winter snowfall, Fukui is blessed with rich, pure water.

Main industries

Electronic components, devices and circuitry manufacture; chemicals; textiles; glasses; etc.

Prefectural symbols

Prefectural tree: Pine
Prefectural flower: Narcissus
Prefectural bird: Thrush

Number of visitors

Total 30,960,000 (2017)

Administrative divisions

Fukui Prefecture --- 9 cities, 8 towns

Official website

http://www.pref.fukui.jp/


Sources: Official website of Fukui Prefecture, “Statistical reports on the land area by prefectures and municipalities in Japan”, ”The 2015 population census”, “2015 Fukui Prefectural Economic Accounts”, “Fukui Prefecture Inbound Tourism Statistics (Estimated)” ”Survey of Fukui Prefecture 2018”


(As of June, 2018)