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Wikipedia: Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture
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Ōsaka prefecture (大阪府; Ōsaka-fu) is part of the Kinki region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is the city of Osaka

 
Osaka prefecture (大阪府)

Osaka prefectural symbol
CapitalOsaka
Region:Kinki
Island:Honshu
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 46th
1,892.86 km²
17.9%
Population
 - Total (Oct 1, 2000)
 - Density
Ranked 2nd
8,815,757
4,657/km²
Districts:5
Municipalities:44
ISO 3166-2:JP-27
Symbols
Pref. Flower:Primrose
(Primula sieboldii)
Pref. Tree:Ginkgo tree
(Ginkgo biloba)
Pref. Bird:Bull-headed shrike
(Lanius bucephalus)

History

Geography

Cities

Districts

  • Minamikawachi
    • Chihayaakasaka
    • Kanan
    • Mihara
    • Minamikawachigun
    • Taishi
  • Mishima
    • Shimamoto
  • Sen'nan
    • Kumatori
    • Misaki
    • Sen'nangun
    • Tajiri
  • Senboku
    • Senbokugun
    • Tadaoka
  • Toyono
    • Nose
    • Toyono
    • Toyonogun

Economy

  • Gross prefectural product: ¥40.9 trillion
  • Annual industrial output: ¥17.2 trillion
  • Annual retail sales: ¥76.6 trillion

Major companies based in Osaka Prefecture include Hankyu,
Kintetsu Matsushita,Sharp,Sanyo and Nissin.

Demographics

Culture

Tourism

Osaka-fu has three airports (Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, and Yao Airport).

Prefectural symbols

The symbol of Osaka Prefecture, called the sennari byôtan or "thousand gourds," was originally the crest of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the feudal lord of Osaka Castle.

Miscellaneous topics

Until the reclamation of the Kansai International Airport island, Osaka was the smallest prefecture by area; it is now merely the second-smallest.

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Modified by Geona