Kansai region

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Kansai region
関西地方
Region
Cairt shawin the Kansai region o Japan. It comprises the mid-wast aurie o the island o Honshu.
The Kansai region in Japan
Area
 • Total 27,335.11 km2 (10,554.14 sq mi)
Population (1 October 2010)[1]
 • Total 22,757,897
 • Density 830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone JST (UTC+9)

The Kansai region (関西地方 Kansai-chihō?) or the Kinki region (近畿地方 Kinki-chihō?) lies in the soothren-central region o Japan's main island Honshū.[2] The region includes the prefecturs o Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, an Shiga. Dependin on who maks the distinction, Fukui, Tokushima an even Tottori Prefectur are an aa includit. While the uise o the terms "Kansai" an "Kinki" hae chynged ower history, in maist modren contexts the uise o the twa terms is interchyngeable. The urban region o Osaka, Kobe an Kyoto (Keihanshin region) is the seicont maist populatit in Japan efter the Greater Tokyo Aurie.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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). "Kansai" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 477 at Google Books.