Chūbu region

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Chūbu region
中部地方
Region
Cairt shawin the Tōhoku region o Japan. It comprises the middle aurie o the island o Honshū.
The Chūbu region in Japan
Area
 • Total 72,572.34 km2 (28,020.34 sq mi)
Population (1 October 2010)[1]
 • Total 21,715,822
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone JST (UTC+9)
Munt Fuji is the Chūbu region's maist famous landmark.

The Chūbu region (中部地方 Chūbu-chihō?) is the central region o Honshū, Japan's main island. Chūbu haes a population o 21,715,822 as o 2010.[1]

Chūbu, which means "central region", encompasses nine prefecturs (ken): Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, Yamanashi,[2] an eften Mie.[3]

It is locatit directly atween the Kantō region an the Kansai region an includes the major ceety o Nagoya as well as alang Paceefic an Sea o Japan coastlines, extensive muntain resorts, an Munt Fuji.

The region is the widest pairt o Honshū an the central pairt is characterized bi heich, rugged muntains. The Japanese Alps divide the kintra intae the Paceefic side, kent as the front o Japan, or Omote-Nihon (表日本?) sunny in winter, an the Sea o Japan side, or Ura-Nihon (裏日本?), the back o Japan, snawy in winter.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Statistics Bureau (26 October 2011). "平成 22 年国勢調査の概要". Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chūbu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 126 at Google Books.
  3. Mie Prefecture homepage: About Mie (pdf)