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

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Ikuo Kabashima, Governor
Assumed governorship of Kumamoto Prefecture
(third term) in April 2008

Location

Seal



Area

7,409.48km2 (2017)
15th largest of 47 prefectures

Population

1,786,170 (as of October 2015)
Men: 841,046 Women: 945,124
23rd most populated of 47 prefectures

GDP

Nominal: JPY 5.5646 trillion
Real: JPY5.3816 trillion (both in FY2015)

Capital

Kumamoto City

Geographic features

Located roughly in the center of Kyushu. To the west, Kumamoto Prefecture faces the Ariake Sea and Yatsushiro Sea, as well as the open ocean to the East China Sea. The climate is warm in general with the coast of Amakusa islands having the northernmost coral reefs. The area around Kumamoto City has an inland climate with wide differences in temperature between hot and cold.

Main industries

Manufacture of: Electric parts and devices; Transportation equipment; Machine for production; Food (2015)

Symbols

Prefectural tree: Camphor tree
Prefectural flower: Gentian
Prefectural bird: Lark
Prefectural Fish: Prawn

Number of visitors

Total 48,545 thousand (2016)

Administrative divisions

Kumamoto Prefecture --- 14 cities, 23 towns, 8 villages

Official website

http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/

Sources: Official website of Kumamoto Prefecture; Official website of Geographical Survey Institute; Official website of Statistics Japan.

(As of May, 2018)