Saitama prefecture (埼玉県 Saitama-ken) is an area of Japan located in the Kanto region of Honshu island. Its population was 7,071,000 in 2006. It is also considered part of the Greater Tokyo Area.
Saitama prefecture shares its name with its own capital city, Saitama (埼玉市 Saitama-shi).
- Japan Statistical Yearbook: 'Population by Prefecture 1920-2006'. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. .xls document.
- 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.