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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 (Cf)
2015-10-01
 
JapanJPN 日本国Tōkyō377,971121,048,923125,570,246126,925,843127,767,994128,057,352127,094,745
Aichi23Pref愛知県Nagoya5,1726,455,1726,868,3367,043,3007,254,7047,410,7197,483,128517200
Akita05Pref秋田県Akita11,6381,254,0321,213,6671,189,2791,145,5011,085,9971,023,1191163800
Aomori02Pref青森県Aomori9,6461,524,4481,481,6631,475,7281,436,6571,373,3391,308,265964600
Chiba12Pref千葉県Chiba5,1585,148,1635,797,7825,926,2856,056,4626,216,2896,222,666515800
Ehime38Pref愛媛県Matsuyama5,6761,529,9831,506,7001,493,0921,467,8151,431,4931,385,262567600
Fukui18Pref福井県Fukui4,190817,633826,996828,944821,592806,314786,740419000
Fukuoka40Pref福岡県Fukuoka4,9864,719,2594,933,3935,015,6995,049,9085,071,9685,101,556498600
Fukushima07Pref福島県Fukushima13,7842,080,3042,133,5922,126,9352,091,3192,029,0641,914,0391378400
Gifu21Pref岐阜県Gifu10,6212,028,5362,100,3152,107,7002,107,2262,080,7732,031,9031062100
Gumma (Gunma)10Pref群馬県Maebashi6,3621,921,2592,003,5402,024,8522,023,9962,008,0681,973,115636200
Hiroshima34Pref広島県Hiroshima8,4792,819,2002,881,7482,878,9152,876,6422,860,7502,843,990847900
Hokkaidō01Pref北海道Sapporo83,4245,679,4395,692,3215,683,0625,627,7375,506,4195,381,7338342400
Hyōgo28Pref兵庫県Kōbe8,4015,278,0505,401,8775,550,5745,590,6015,588,1335,534,800840100
Ibaraki08Pref茨城県Mito6,0972,725,0052,955,5302,985,6762,975,1672,969,7702,916,976609700
Ishikawa17Pref石川県Kanazawa4,1861,152,3251,180,0681,180,9771,174,0261,169,7881,154,008418600
Iwate03Pref岩手県Morioka15,2751,433,6111,419,5051,416,1801,385,0411,330,1471,279,5941527500
Kagawa37Pref香川県Takamatsu1,8771,022,5691,027,0061,022,8901,012,400995,842976,263187700
Kagoshima46Pref鹿児島県Kagoshima9,1871,819,2701,794,2241,786,1941,753,1791,706,2421,648,177918700
Kanagawa14Pref神奈川県Yokohama2,4167,431,9748,245,9038,489,9748,791,5879,048,3029,126,214241600
Kōchi39Pref高知県Kōchi7,104839,784816,704813,949796,292764,456728,276710400
Kumamoto43Pref熊本県Kumamoto7,4091,837,7471,859,7931,859,3441,842,2331,817,4261,786,170740900
Kyōto26Pref京都府Kyōto4,6122,586,5742,629,5922,644,3912,647,6602,636,0922,610,353461200
Mie24Pref三重県Tsu5,7741,747,3111,841,3581,857,3391,866,9631,854,7241,815,865577400
Miyagi04Pref宮城県Sendai7,2822,176,2952,328,7392,365,3202,360,2182,348,1652,333,899728200
Miyazaki45Pref宮崎県Miyazaki7,7351,175,5431,175,8191,170,0071,153,0421,135,2331,104,069773500
Nagano20Pref長野県Nagano13,5622,136,9272,193,9842,215,1682,196,1142,152,4492,098,8041356200
Nagasaki42Pref長崎県Nagasaki4,1321,593,9681,544,9341,516,5231,478,6321,426,7791,377,187413200
Nara29Pref奈良県Nara3,6911,304,8661,430,8621,442,7951,421,3101,400,7281,364,316369100
Niigata15Pref新潟県Niigata12,5842,478,4702,488,3642,475,7332,431,4592,374,4502,304,2641258400
Ōita44Pref大分県Ōita6,3411,250,2141,231,3061,221,1401,209,5711,196,5291,166,338634100
Okayama33Pref岡山県Okayama7,1141,916,9061,950,7501,950,8281,957,2641,945,2761,921,525711400
Okinawa47Pref沖縄県Okinawa2,2811,179,0971,273,4401,318,2201,361,5941,392,8181,433,566228100
Ōsaka27Pref大阪府Ōsaka1,9058,668,0958,797,2688,805,0818,817,1668,865,2458,839,469190500
Saga41Pref佐賀県Saga2,441880,013884,316876,654866,369849,788832,832244100
Saitama11Pref埼玉県Saitama3,7985,863,6786,759,3116,938,0067,054,3827,194,5567,266,534379800
Shiga25Pref滋賀県Ōtsu4,0171,155,8441,287,0051,342,8321,380,3611,410,7771,412,916401700
Shimane32Pref島根県Matsue6,708794,629771,441761,503742,223717,397694,352670800
Shizuoka22Pref静岡県Shizuoka7,7773,574,6923,737,6893,767,3933,792,3773,765,0073,700,305777700
Tochigi09Pref栃木県Utsunomiya6,4081,866,0661,984,3902,004,8172,016,6312,007,6831,974,255640800
Tokushima36Pref徳島県Tokushima4,147834,889832,427824,108809,950785,491755,733414700
Tōkyō13MPref東京都Tōkyō2,19111,829,36311,773,60212,064,10112,576,61113,159,41713,515,271219100
Tottori31Pref鳥取県Tottori3,507616,024614,929613,289607,012588,667573,441350700
Toyama16Pref富山県Toyama4,2481,118,3691,123,1251,120,8511,111,7291,093,2471,066,328424800
Wakayama30Pref和歌山県Wakayama4,7251,087,2061,080,4351,069,9121,035,9691,002,198963,579472500
Yamagata06Pref山形県Yamagata9,3231,261,6621,256,9581,244,1471,216,1811,168,9241,123,891932300
Yamaguchi35Pref山口県Yamaguchi6,1121,601,6271,555,5431,527,9641,492,6061,451,3381,404,729611200
Yamanashi19Pref山梨県Kōfu4,465832,832881,996888,172884,515863,075834,930446500

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Census (Cf)
2015-10-01
1Tōkyō139,272,740
2Yokohama143,724,844
3Ōsaka272,691,185
4Nagoya232,295,638
5Sapporo011,952,356
6Fukuoka401,538,681
7Kōbe281,537,272
8Kawasaki141,475,213
9Kyōto261,475,183
10Saitama111,263,979
11Hiroshima341,194,034
12Sendai041,082,159

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 (Cf)
2015-10-01
Area 
AgeoCity上尾市11206,090212,947220,232223,926225,1964551
AkashiCity明石市28287,606293,117291,027290,959293,4094942
AkitaCity秋田市05331,597336,646333,109323,600315,81490609
AmagasakiCity尼崎市28488,586466,187462,647453,748452,5635072
AnjōCity安城市23149,464158,824170,250178,691184,1408605
AomoriCity青森市02314,917318,732311,386299,520287,64882461
AsahikawaCity旭川市01360,568359,536355,004347,095339,60574766
AtsugiCity厚木市14208,627217,369222,403224,420225,7149384
ChibaCity千葉市12856,878887,164924,319961,749971,88227176
ChigasakiCity茅ヶ崎市14212,874220,809228,420235,081239,3483570
ChōfuCity調布市13198,574204,759216,119223,593229,0612158
FuchūCity府中市13216,211226,769245,623255,506260,2742943
FujiCity富士市22246,985251,559253,297254,027248,39924495
FujisawaCity藤沢市14368,651379,185396,014409,657423,8946957
FukuiCity福井市18272,970269,557269,144266,796265,90453641
FukuokaCity福岡市401,284,8361,341,4701,401,2791,463,7431,538,68134339
FukushimaCity福島市07292,696297,894297,357292,590294,24776772
FukuyamaCity福山市34453,791456,908459,087461,357464,81151814
FunabashiCity船橋市12540,817550,074569,835609,040622,8908562
GifuCity岐阜市21418,574415,085413,367413,136406,73520360
HachinoheCity八戸市02249,358248,608244,700237,615231,25730554
HachiōjiCity八王子市13503,363536,046560,012580,053577,51318638
HadanoCity秦野市14164,722168,142168,317170,145167,37810376
HakodateCity函館市01318,308305,311294,264279,127265,97967786
HamamatsuCity浜松市22766,832786,306804,032800,866797,980155806
HigashihiroshimaCity東広島市34165,153175,346184,430190,135192,90763516
HigashiōsakaCity東大阪市27517,232515,094513,821509,533502,7846178
HimejiCity姫路市28527,854534,969536,232536,270535,66453447
HinoCity日野市13166,537167,942176,538180,052186,2832755
HirakataCity枚方市27400,144402,563404,044407,978404,1526512
HiratsukaCity平塚市14253,822254,633258,958260,780258,2276782
HirosakiCity弘前市02194,197193,217189,043183,473177,41152420
HiroshimaCity広島市341,117,1171,134,1341,154,3911,173,8431,194,03490653
HitachiCity日立市08212,304206,589199,218193,129185,05422574
Hitachinaka (Katsuta)Cityひたちなか市08146,750151,673153,639157,060155,6899993
IbarakiCity茨木市27258,233260,648267,961274,822280,0337649
IchiharaCity市原市12277,061278,218280,255280,416274,65636817
IchikawaCity市川市12440,555448,642466,608473,919481,7325745
IchinomiyaCity一宮市23353,999362,726371,687378,566380,86811382
ImabariCity今治市38185,435180,627173,983166,532158,11441913
IsesakiCity伊勢崎市10184,420194,393202,447207,221208,81413944
ItamiCity伊丹市28188,431192,159192,250196,127196,8832500
IwakiCityいわき市07360,598360,138354,492342,249350,237123202
IwataCity磐田市22162,667166,002170,899168,625167,21016345
IzumiCity和泉市27157,300172,974177,856184,988186,1098498
IzumoCity出雲市32172,001173,776173,751171,485171,93862436
JōetsuCity上越市15212,060211,870208,082203,899196,98797381
KagoshimaCity鹿児島市46594,430601,693604,367605,846599,81454755
KakogawaCity加古川市28260,567266,170267,100266,937267,43513848
KamakuraCity鎌倉市14170,329167,583171,158174,314173,0193967
KanazawaCity金沢市17453,975456,438454,607462,361465,69946864
KashiwaCity柏市12362,880373,778380,963404,012413,95411474
KasugaiCity春日井市23277,589287,623295,802305,569306,5089278
KasukabeCity春日部市11238,598240,924238,506237,171232,7096600
KawagoeCity川越市11323,353330,766333,795342,670350,74510913
KawaguchiCity川口市11504,618514,545538,434561,506578,1126195
KawanishiCity川西市28144,539153,762157,668156,423156,3755344
KawasakiCity川崎市141,202,8201,249,9051,327,0111,425,5121,475,21314300
KishiwadaCity岸和田市27194,818200,104201,047199,234194,9117268
Kitakyūshū [Kitakyushu]City北九州市401,019,5981,011,471993,525976,846961,28649195
KōbeCity神戸市281,423,7921,493,3981,525,3931,544,2001,537,27255702
KōchiCity高知市39339,864348,979348,990343,393337,19030899
KodairaCity小平市13172,946178,623183,796187,035190,0052051
KōfuCity甲府市19206,840202,120200,096198,992193,12521247
KōriyamaCity郡山市07326,833334,824338,834338,712335,44475720
KoshigayaCity越谷市11298,253308,307315,792326,313337,4986024
KukiCity久喜市11151,756154,292154,684154,310152,3118241
KumagayaCity熊谷市11205,605206,446204,675203,180198,74215982
KumamotoCity熊本市43708,097720,816727,978734,474740,82239032
KurashikiCity倉敷市33453,618460,869469,377475,513477,11835563
KureCity呉市34270,179259,224251,003239,973228,55235280
KurumeCity久留米市40302,741304,884306,434302,402304,55222996
KushiroCity釧路市01209,680201,566190,478181,169174,742136292
KyōtoCity京都市261,470,9021,474,4711,474,8111,474,0151,475,18382783
MachidaCity町田市13360,522377,494405,544427,016432,3487180
MaebashiCity前橋市10338,845341,738340,904340,291336,15431159
MatsudoCity松戸市12461,503464,841472,579484,457483,4806138
MatsueCity松江市32206,718211,564210,796208,613206,23057299
MatsumotoCity松本市20239,539243,465242,541243,037243,29397847
MatsusakaCity松阪市24163,131164,504168,973168,017163,86362366
MatsuyamaCity松山市38497,203508,266514,937517,231514,86542937
MitakaCity三鷹市13165,721171,612177,016186,083186,9361642
MitoCity水戸市08261,275261,562262,603268,750270,78321732
MiyakonojōCity都城市45174,054171,812170,955169,602165,02965336
MiyazakiCity宮崎市45384,391392,178395,593400,583401,13864367
MoriokaCity盛岡市03300,723302,857300,746298,348297,63188647
NaganoCity長野市20387,359387,911386,572381,511377,59883481
NagaokaCity長岡市15293,250292,887288,457282,674275,13389106
NagareyamaCity流山市12146,245150,527152,641163,984174,3733532
NagasakiCity長崎市42487,063470,135455,206443,766429,50840586
NagoyaCity名古屋市232,152,1842,171,5572,215,0622,263,8942,295,63832645
NahaCity那覇市47301,890301,032312,393315,954319,4353957
NaraCity奈良市29368,039374,944370,102366,591360,31027694
NarashinoCity習志野市12152,887154,036158,785164,530167,9092097
NeyagawaCity寝屋川市27258,443250,806241,816238,204237,5182470
NiigataCity新潟市15796,456808,969813,847811,901810,15772645
NiizaCity新座市11144,726149,511153,305158,777162,1222278
NishinomiyaCity西宮市28390,389438,105465,337482,640487,8509996
NishioCity西尾市23158,693159,788163,232165,298167,99016122
Nishitōkyō (Hoya - Tanashi)City西東京市13175,073180,885189,735196,511200,0121575
NodaCity野田市12152,245151,197151,240155,491153,58310355
NumazuCity沼津市22216,470211,559208,005202,304195,63318696
ObihiroCity帯広市01171,715173,030170,580168,057169,32761934
OdawaraCity小田原市14200,103200,173198,741198,327194,08611381
ŌgakiCity大垣市21161,679161,827162,070161,160159,87920657
ŌitaCity大分市44446,581454,424462,317474,094478,14650239
OkayamaCity岡山市33663,346674,375696,172709,584719,47478996
OkazakiCity岡崎市23332,136345,997363,807372,357381,05138720
Ōsaka [Osaka]City大阪市272,602,4212,598,7742,628,8112,665,3142,691,18522521
ŌtaCity太田市10203,599210,022213,160216,465219,80717554
ŌtsuCity大津市25295,574309,793323,719337,634340,97346451
OyamaCity小山市09150,115155,198160,150164,454166,76017176
SagaCity佐賀市41246,674243,076241,361237,506236,37243184
SagamiharaCity相模原市14646,516681,150701,620717,515720,78032866
Saitama (Urawa, Ōmiya, Yono, Iwatsuki)Cityさいたま市111,078,5451,133,3001,176,3141,222,4341,263,97921743
SakaiCity堺市27840,384829,636830,966841,966839,31014982
SakuraCity佐倉市12162,624170,934171,246172,183172,73910369
SapporoCity札幌市011,757,0251,822,3681,880,8631,913,5451,952,356112126
SaseboCity佐世保市42279,551274,399269,574261,101255,43942606
SayamaCity狭山市11162,240161,460158,074155,727152,4054899
SendaiCity仙台市04971,2971,008,1301,025,1261,045,9861,082,15978630
ShimonosekiCity下関市35310,717301,097290,693280,947268,51771589
ShizuokaCity静岡市22738,674729,980723,323716,197704,989141190
SōkaCity草加市11217,930225,018236,316243,855247,0342746
SuitaCity吹田市27342,760347,929353,885355,798374,4683609
SuzukaCity鈴鹿市24179,800186,151193,114199,293196,40319446
TachikawaCity立川市13157,884164,709172,566179,668176,2952436
TakamatsuCity高松市37412,626416,680418,125419,429420,74837541
TakaokaCity高岡市16186,827185,682181,229176,061172,12520957
TakarazukaCity宝塚市28202,544213,037219,862225,700224,90310180
TakasakiCity高崎市10353,879358,465364,919371,302370,88445916
TakatsukiCity高槻市27362,270357,438351,826357,359351,82910529
TochigiCity栃木市09174,305171,755168,763164,024159,21133150
TokorozawaCity所沢市11320,406330,100336,100341,924340,3867211
TokushimaCity徳島市36268,706268,218267,833264,548258,55419125
Tōkyō [Tokyo] 東京都区部137,967,6148,134,6888,489,6538,945,6959,272,74062670
TomakomaiCity苫小牧市01169,328172,086172,758173,320172,73756157
TottoriCity鳥取市31197,959200,744201,740197,449193,71776531
ToyamaCity富山市16417,595420,804421,239421,953418,686124177
ToyohashiCity豊橋市23352,982364,856372,479376,665374,76526186
ToyokawaCity豊川市23172,509176,698181,444181,928182,43616114
ToyonakaCity豊中市27398,908391,726386,623389,341395,4793639
ToyotaCity豊田市23383,800395,224412,141421,487422,54291832
TsuCity津市24286,519286,521288,538285,746279,88671111
TsukubaCityつくば市08182,327191,814200,528214,590226,96328372
UbeCity宇部市35182,771182,031178,955173,772169,42928665
UedaCity上田市20164,207166,568163,651159,597156,82755204
UjiCity宇治市26184,830189,112189,591189,609184,6786754
UrayasuCity浦安市12123,654132,984155,290164,877164,0241730
UtsunomiyaCity宇都宮市09477,215487,560502,396511,739518,59441685
WakayamaCity和歌山市30393,885386,551375,591370,364364,15420884
YachiyoCity八千代市12154,509168,848180,729189,781193,1525139
YamagataCity山形市06254,488255,369256,012254,244253,83238130
YamaguchiCity山口市35193,172197,115199,297196,628197,422102323
YamatoCity大和市14203,933212,761221,220228,186232,9222709
YaoCity八尾市27276,664274,777273,487271,460268,8004172
YokkaichiCity四日市市24296,623302,102303,845307,766311,03120644
YokohamaCity横浜市143,307,1363,426,6513,579,6283,688,7733,724,84443749
YokosukaCity横須賀市14432,193428,645426,178418,325406,58610083

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