Chiba prefecture

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Chiba prefecture (千葉県 Chiba-ken) is an area of Japan located in the Kanto region of Honshu island. Its population was 6,074,000 in 2006.[1] It is also considered part of the Greater Tokyo Area.[2]

Chiba prefecture shares its name with its own capital city, Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi).


  1. Japan Statistical Yearbook: 'Population by Prefecture 1920-2006'. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. .xls document.
  2. The 'Greater Tokyo Area' has several definitions and therefore names in Japanese. A common designation is 'One Metropolis, Three Prefectures' (一都三県 Itto Sanken) - i.e. Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama.

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