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Prefectures

The population development of the Japanese prefectures according to census results.

NameAbbr.StatusNativeCapitalArea
A-L (km²)
Population
Census (Cf)
1985-10-01
Population
Census (Cf)
1995-10-01
Population
Census (Cf)
2000-10-01
Population
Census (Cf)
2005-10-01
Population
Census (Cf)
2010-10-01
Population
Census (Cp)
2015-10-01
JapanJPN 日本国Tōkyō377,972121,048,923125,570,246126,925,843127,767,994128,057,352127,110,047
Aichi23Pref愛知県Nagoya5,1726,455,1726,868,3367,043,3007,254,7047,410,7197,484,094517200
Akita05Pref秋田県Akita11,6381,254,0321,213,6671,189,2791,145,5011,085,9971,022,8391163800
Aomori02Pref青森県Aomori9,6451,524,4481,481,6631,475,7281,436,6571,373,3391,308,649964500
Chiba12Pref千葉県Chiba5,1585,148,1635,797,7825,926,2856,056,4626,216,2896,224,027515800
Ehime38Pref愛媛県Matsuyama5,6761,529,9831,506,7001,493,0921,467,8151,431,4931,385,840567600
Fukui18Pref福井県Fukui4,190817,633826,996828,944821,592806,314787,099419000
Fukuoka40Pref福岡県Fukuoka4,9864,719,2594,933,3935,015,6995,049,9085,071,9685,102,871498600
Fukushima07Pref福島県Fukushima13,7842,080,3042,133,5922,126,9352,091,3192,029,0641,913,6061378400
Gifu21Pref岐阜県Gifu10,6212,028,5362,100,3152,107,7002,107,2262,080,7732,032,5331062100
Gumma (Gunma)10Pref群馬県Maebashi6,3621,921,2592,003,5402,024,8522,023,9962,008,0681,973,476636200
Hiroshima34Pref広島県Hiroshima8,4792,819,2002,881,7482,878,9152,876,6422,860,7502,844,963847900
Hokkaidō01Pref北海道Sapporo83,4245,679,4395,692,3215,683,0625,627,7375,506,4195,383,5798342400
Hyōgo28Pref兵庫県Kōbe8,4015,278,0505,401,8775,550,5745,590,6015,588,1335,536,989840100
Ibaraki08Pref茨城県Mito6,0972,725,0052,955,5302,985,6762,975,1672,969,7702,917,857609700
Ishikawa17Pref石川県Kanazawa4,1861,152,3251,180,0681,180,9771,174,0261,169,7881,154,343418600
Iwate03Pref岩手県Morioka15,2751,433,6111,419,5051,416,1801,385,0411,330,1471,279,8141527500
Kagawa37Pref香川県Takamatsu1,8771,022,5691,027,0061,022,8901,012,400995,842976,756187700
Kagoshima46Pref鹿児島県Kagoshima9,1881,819,2701,794,2241,786,1941,753,1791,706,2421,648,752918800
Kanagawa14Pref神奈川県Yokohama2,4167,431,9748,245,9038,489,9748,791,5879,048,3029,127,323241600
Kōchi39Pref高知県Kōchi7,104839,784816,704813,949796,292764,456728,461710400
Kumamoto43Pref熊本県Kumamoto7,4091,837,7471,859,7931,859,3441,842,2331,817,4261,786,969740900
Kyōto26Pref京都府Kyōto4,6122,586,5742,629,5922,644,3912,647,6602,636,0922,610,140461200
Mie24Pref三重県Tsu5,7741,747,3111,841,3581,857,3391,866,9631,854,7241,815,827577400
Miyagi04Pref宮城県Sendai7,2822,176,2952,328,7392,365,3202,360,2182,348,1652,334,215728200
Miyazaki45Pref宮崎県Miyazaki7,7351,175,5431,175,8191,170,0071,153,0421,135,2331,104,377773500
Nagano20Pref長野県Nagano13,5622,136,9272,193,9842,215,1682,196,1142,152,4492,099,7591356200
Nagasaki42Pref長崎県Nagasaki4,1321,593,9681,544,9341,516,5231,478,6321,426,7791,377,780413200
Nara29Pref奈良県Nara3,6911,304,8661,430,8621,442,7951,421,3101,400,7281,365,008369100
Niigata15Pref新潟県Niigata12,5842,478,4702,488,3642,475,7332,431,4592,374,4502,305,0981258400
Ōita44Pref大分県Ōita6,3411,250,2141,231,3061,221,1401,209,5711,196,5291,166,729634100
Okayama33Pref岡山県Okayama7,1151,916,9061,950,7501,950,8281,957,2641,945,2761,922,181711500
Okinawa47Pref沖縄県Okinawa2,2811,179,0971,273,4401,318,2201,361,5941,392,8181,434,138228100
Ōsaka27Pref大阪府Ōsaka1,9058,668,0958,797,2688,805,0818,817,1668,865,2458,838,908190500
Saga41Pref佐賀県Saga2,441880,013884,316876,654866,369849,788833,245244100
Saitama11Pref埼玉県Saitama3,7985,863,6786,759,3116,938,0067,054,3827,194,5567,261,271379800
Shiga25Pref滋賀県Ōtsu4,0171,155,8441,287,0051,342,8321,380,3611,410,7771,413,184401700
Shimane32Pref島根県Matsue6,708794,629771,441761,503742,223717,397694,188670800
Shizuoka22Pref静岡県Shizuoka7,7793,574,6923,737,6893,767,3933,792,3773,765,0073,701,181777900
Tochigi09Pref栃木県Utsunomiya6,4081,866,0661,984,3902,004,8172,016,6312,007,6831,974,671640800
Tokushima36Pref徳島県Tokushima4,147834,889832,427824,108809,950785,491756,063414700
Tōkyō13MPref東京都Tōkyō2,19111,829,36311,773,60212,064,10112,576,61113,159,41713,513,734219100
Tottori31Pref鳥取県Tottori3,507616,024614,929613,289607,012588,667573,648350700
Toyama16Pref富山県Toyama4,2481,118,3691,123,1251,120,8511,111,7291,093,2471,066,883424800
Wakayama30Pref和歌山県Wakayama4,7251,087,2061,080,4351,069,9121,035,9691,002,198963,850472500
Yamagata06Pref山形県Yamagata9,3231,261,6621,256,9581,244,1471,216,1811,168,9241,122,957932300
Yamaguchi35Pref山口県Yamaguchi6,1121,601,6271,555,5431,527,9641,492,6061,451,3381,405,007611200
Yamanashi19Pref山梨県Kōfu4,465832,832881,996888,172884,515863,075835,165446500

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Census (Cp)
2015-10-01
1Tōkyō139,272,565
2Yokohama143,726,167
3Ōsaka272,691,742
4Nagoya232,296,014
5Sapporo011,953,784
6Fukuoka401,538,510
7Kōbe281,537,860
8Kawasaki141,475,300
9Kyōto261,474,570
10Saitama111,264,253
11Hiroshima341,194,507
12Sendai041,082,185

Contents: Cities

The population of all cities in Japan with more than 150,000 inhabitants according to census results.

NameStatusNativeAdm.Population
Census (Cf)
1995-10-01
Population
Census (Cf)
2000-10-01
Population
Census (Cf)
2005-10-01
Population
Census (Cf)
2010-10-01
Population
Census (Cp)
2015-10-01
Area
AgeoCity上尾市11206,090212,947220,232223,926225,1864551
AkashiCity明石市28287,606293,117291,027290,959293,5094942
AkitaCity秋田市05331,597336,646333,109323,600315,37490609
AmagasakiCity尼崎市28488,586466,187462,647453,748452,5715072
AnjōCity安城市23149,464158,824170,250178,691184,1638605
AomoriCity青森市02314,917318,732311,386299,520287,62282461
AsahikawaCity旭川市01360,568359,536355,004347,095339,79774766
AtsugiCity厚木市14208,627217,369222,403224,420225,5039384
ChibaCity千葉市12856,878887,164924,319961,749972,63927176
ChigasakiCity茅ヶ崎市14212,874220,809228,420235,081239,4243570
ChōfuCity調布市13198,574204,759216,119223,593229,6442158
FuchūCity府中市13216,211226,769245,623255,506260,1322943
FujiCity富士市22246,985251,559253,297254,027248,38124495
FujisawaCity藤沢市14368,651379,185396,014409,657424,1036957
FukuiCity福井市18272,970269,557269,144266,796266,00253641
FukuokaCity福岡市401,284,8361,341,4701,401,2791,463,7431,538,51034338
FukushimaCity福島市07292,696297,894297,357292,590294,37876772
FukuyamaCity福山市34453,791456,908459,087461,357465,00451805
FunabashiCity船橋市12540,817550,074569,835609,040622,8238562
GifuCity岐阜市21418,574415,085413,367413,136406,86620360
HachinoheCity八戸市02249,358248,608244,700237,615231,37930554
HachiōjiCity八王子市13503,363536,046560,012580,053576,52618638
HadanoCity秦野市14164,722168,142168,317170,145167,38710376
HakodateCity函館市01318,308305,311294,264279,127266,11767783
HamamatsuCity浜松市22766,832786,306804,032800,866798,252155806
HigashihiroshimaCity東広島市34165,153175,346184,430190,135192,90563516
HigashimurayamaCity東村山市13135,112142,290144,929153,557150,1301714
HigashiōsakaCity東大阪市27517,232515,094513,821509,533502,6056178
HimejiCity姫路市28527,854534,969536,232536,270535,80753433
HinoCity日野市13166,537167,942176,538180,052186,3742755
HirakataCity枚方市27400,144402,563404,044407,978403,8936512
HiratsukaCity平塚市14253,822254,633258,958260,780258,2466782
HirosakiCity弘前市02194,197193,217189,043183,473177,54952420
HiroshimaCity広島市341,117,1171,134,1341,154,3911,173,8431,194,50790653
HitachiCity日立市08212,304206,589199,218193,129185,14922571
Hitachinaka (Katsuta)Cityひたちなか市08146,750151,673153,639157,060155,6809983
IbarakiCity茨木市27258,233260,648267,961274,822280,1707649
IchiharaCity市原市12277,061278,218280,255280,416274,55836817
IchikawaCity市川市12440,555448,642466,608473,919481,4925745
IchinomiyaCity一宮市23353,999362,726371,687378,566379,95411382
ImabariCity今治市38185,435180,627173,983166,532158,18541913
IsesakiCity伊勢崎市10184,420194,393202,447207,221208,83813944
ItamiCity伊丹市28188,431192,159192,250196,127197,0402500
IwakiCityいわき市07360,598360,138354,492342,249349,344123202
IwataCity磐田市22162,667166,002170,899168,625167,26016345
IzumiCity和泉市27157,300172,974177,856184,988186,1288498
IzumoCity出雲市32172,001173,776173,751171,485171,57662436
JōetsuCity上越市15212,060211,870208,082203,899197,02697381
KagoshimaCity鹿児島市46594,430601,693604,367605,846600,00854757
KakogawaCity加古川市28260,567266,170267,100266,937267,43413848
KamakuraCity鎌倉市14170,329167,583171,158174,314172,9023966
KanazawaCity金沢市17453,975456,438454,607462,361465,81046864
KashiwaCity柏市12362,880373,778380,963404,012414,05411474
KasugaiCity春日井市23277,589287,623295,802305,569306,5999278
KasukabeCity春日部市11238,598240,924238,506237,171232,3726600
KawagoeCity川越市11323,353330,766333,795342,670350,32710913
KawaguchiCity川口市11504,618514,545538,434561,506578,2456195
KawanishiCity川西市28144,539153,762157,668156,423156,4815344
KawasakiCity川崎市141,202,8201,249,9051,327,0111,425,5121,475,30014300
KishiwadaCity岸和田市27194,818200,104201,047199,234194,8627255
Kitakyūshū [Kitakyushu]City北九州市401,019,5981,011,471993,525976,846961,81549195
KōbeCity神戸市281,423,7921,493,3981,525,3931,544,2001,537,86055702
KōchiCity高知市39339,864348,979348,990343,393337,36030899
KodairaCity小平市13172,946178,623183,796187,035190,2452051
KōfuCity甲府市19206,840202,120200,096198,992193,12321247
KōriyamaCity郡山市07326,833334,824338,834338,712335,60875720
KoshigayaCity越谷市11298,253308,307315,792326,313337,5626024
KukiCity久喜市11151,756154,292154,684154,310151,9048241
KumagayaCity熊谷市11205,605206,446204,675203,180198,63915982
KumamotoCity熊本市43708,097720,816727,978734,474741,11539032
KurashikiCity倉敷市33453,618460,869469,377475,513477,43535563
KureCity呉市34270,179259,224251,003239,973228,63535280
KurumeCity久留米市40302,741304,884306,434302,402304,49922996
KushiroCity釧路市01209,680201,566190,478181,169174,804136292
KyōtoCity京都市261,470,9021,474,4711,474,8111,474,0151,474,57082783
MachidaCity町田市13360,522377,494405,544427,016432,5167180
MaebashiCity前橋市10338,845341,738340,904340,291336,19931159
MatsudoCity松戸市12461,503464,841472,579484,457483,2386138
MatsueCity松江市32206,718211,564210,796208,613206,40757299
MatsumotoCity松本市20239,539243,465242,541243,037243,38397847
MatsusakaCity松阪市24163,131164,504168,973168,017163,91262364
MatsuyamaCity松山市38497,203508,266514,937517,231515,09242937
MitakaCity三鷹市13165,721171,612177,016186,083187,1331642
MitoCity水戸市08261,275261,562262,603268,750270,82321732
MiyakonojōCity都城市45174,054171,812170,955169,602165,09865336
MiyazakiCity宮崎市45384,391392,178395,593400,583401,15664367
MoriokaCity盛岡市03300,723302,857300,746298,348297,66988647
NaganoCity長野市20387,359387,911386,572381,511377,80383481
NagaokaCity長岡市15293,250292,887288,457282,674275,24689106
NagareyamaCity流山市12146,245150,527152,641163,984174,4173532
NagasakiCity長崎市42487,063470,135455,206443,766429,64440581
NagoyaCity名古屋市232,152,1842,171,5572,215,0622,263,8942,296,01432644
NahaCity那覇市47301,890301,032312,393315,954319,4493957
NaraCity奈良市29368,039374,944370,102366,591360,43927694
NarashinoCity習志野市12152,887154,036158,785164,530168,0332097
NeyagawaCity寝屋川市27258,443250,806241,816238,204237,8142470
NiigataCity新潟市15796,456808,969813,847811,901810,51472645
NiizaCity新座市11144,726149,511153,305158,777162,1812278
NishinomiyaCity西宮市28390,389438,105465,337482,640488,1479996
NishioCity西尾市23158,693159,788163,232165,298168,04516122
Nishitōkyō (Hoya - Tanashi)City西東京市13175,073180,885189,735196,511199,8231575
NodaCity野田市12152,245151,197151,240155,491153,60910355
NumazuCity沼津市22216,470211,559208,005202,304195,64218696
ObihiroCity帯広市01171,715173,030170,580168,057169,38961934
OdawaraCity小田原市14200,103200,173198,741198,327194,17411379
ŌgakiCity大垣市21161,679161,827162,070161,160159,92720657
ŌitaCity大分市44446,581454,424462,317474,094478,33550239
OkayamaCity岡山市33663,346674,375696,172709,584719,58478996
OkazakiCity岡崎市23332,136345,997363,807372,357381,03138720
Ōsaka [Osaka]City大阪市272,602,4212,598,7742,628,8112,665,3142,691,74222521
ŌtaCity太田市10203,599210,022213,160216,465219,89617554
ŌtsuCity大津市25295,574309,793323,719337,634340,97246451
OyamaCity小山市09150,115155,198160,150164,454166,79517176
SagaCity佐賀市41246,674243,076241,361237,506236,39843184
SagamiharaCity相模原市14646,516681,150701,620717,515720,91432866
Saitama (Urawa, Ōmiya, Yono, Iwatsuki)Cityさいたま市111,078,5451,133,3001,176,3141,222,4341,264,25321743
SakaiCity堺市27840,384829,636830,966841,966839,89114981
SakuraCity佐倉市12162,624170,934171,246172,183172,78910369
SapporoCity札幌市011,757,0251,822,3681,880,8631,913,5451,953,784112126
SaseboCity佐世保市42279,551274,399269,574261,101255,64842606
SayamaCity狭山市11162,240161,460158,074155,727152,3934899
SendaiCity仙台市04971,2971,008,1301,025,1261,045,9861,082,18578630
ShimonosekiCity下関市35310,717301,097290,693280,947268,61771589
ShizuokaCity静岡市22738,674729,980723,323716,197705,238141190
SōkaCity草加市11217,930225,018236,316243,855247,0762746
SuitaCity吹田市27342,760347,929353,885355,798374,5263609
SuzukaCity鈴鹿市24179,800186,151193,114199,293196,25119446
TachikawaCity立川市13157,884164,709172,566179,668175,3882436
TakamatsuCity高松市37412,626416,680418,125419,429420,94337541
TakaokaCity高岡市16186,827185,682181,229176,061172,25620957
TakarazukaCity宝塚市28202,544213,037219,862225,700224,97710180
TakasakiCity高崎市10353,879358,465364,919371,302370,75145916
TakatsukiCity高槻市27362,270357,438351,826357,359351,83110529
TochigiCity栃木市09174,305171,755168,763164,024159,26733150
TokorozawaCity所沢市11320,406330,100336,100341,924335,8757211
TokushimaCity徳島市36268,706268,218267,833264,548258,60219125
Tōkyō [Tokyo] 東京都区部137,967,6148,134,6888,489,6538,945,6959,272,56562670
TomakomaiCity苫小牧市01169,328172,086172,758173,320172,79456157
TottoriCity鳥取市31197,959200,744201,740197,449193,76676531
ToyamaCity富山市16417,595420,804421,239421,953418,900124177
ToyohashiCity豊橋市23352,982364,856372,479376,665374,88326186
ToyokawaCity豊川市23172,509176,698181,444181,928182,53016114
ToyonakaCity豊中市27398,908391,726386,623389,341394,4953639
ToyotaCity豊田市23383,800395,224412,141421,487422,78091832
TsuCity津市24286,519286,521288,538285,746280,01671111
TsukubaCityつくば市08182,327191,814200,528214,590227,02928372
UbeCity宇部市35182,771182,031178,955173,772169,41028665
UedaCity上田市20164,207166,568163,651159,597156,90955204
UjiCity宇治市26184,830189,112189,591189,609184,7266754
UrayasuCity浦安市12123,654132,984155,290164,877164,0861730
UtsunomiyaCity宇都宮市09477,215487,560502,396511,739518,76141685
WakayamaCity和歌山市30393,885386,551375,591370,364364,28520884
YachiyoCity八千代市12154,509168,848180,729189,781193,2195139
YamagataCity山形市06254,488255,369256,012254,244252,45338130
YamaguchiCity山口市35193,172197,115199,297196,628197,502102323
YamatoCity大和市14203,933212,761221,220228,186233,0612709
YaoCity八尾市27276,664274,777273,487271,460268,5624172
YokkaichiCity四日市市24296,623302,102303,845307,766311,08920644
YokohamaCity横浜市143,307,1363,426,6513,579,6283,688,7733,726,16743749
YokosukaCity横須賀市14432,193428,645426,178418,325406,68610083

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