Wakayama prefecture

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Wakayama prefecture (和歌山県 Wakayama-ken) is an area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island. Its population was 1,028,000 in 2006.[1]

Wakayama prefecture shares its name with its own capital city, Wakayama (和歌山市 Wakayama-shi).


  1. Japan Statistical Yearbook: 'Population by Prefecture 1920-2006'. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. .xls document.