Chūbu region

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Chūbu region

Cairt shawin the Tōhoku region o Japan. It comprises the middle aurie o the island o Honshū.
The Chūbu region in Japan
 • Total72572.34 km2 (28,020.34 sq mi)
 (1 October 2010)[1]
 • Total21,715,822
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
Munt Fuji is the Chūbu region's maist famous laundmerk.

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.


  1. a b Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Statistics Bureau (26 October 2011). "平成 22 年国勢調査の概要" (PDF). Retrieved 6 Mey 2012.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Chūbu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 126 at Google Books.
  3. Mie Prefecture homepage: About Mie (pdf) Archived 2008-04-08 at the Wayback Machine