A large city after the second prefecture of 47 prefectures that can be detailed about the population of Japan
Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture, Kurashiki City in Okayama Prefecture, Sasebo City in Nagasaki Prefecture. As the second of its prefectures, there is dignity in the city with its population as it is. It has a presence that it is not only the prefectural office's location. Because I was concerned about such the second largest city, I tried it in 47 prefectures. The second city is not enough, and the city (personal opinion) which can not be excluded from talking about the prefecture's population is also listed.
Hello, this is Takuya Sudo @ Charriderman who toured the world by bicycle . I have traveled all the time, and the population of the city I visited both in the world and in Japan is quite checked. That is why, the 47th prefecture's second city was a bit mindy. For my own studies, this time I made an article like this and summarized it.
◆ Source - I was worrying about what to source as data to summarize data, I found a template to assist the municipal page's data table with Wikipedia.
Template: municipality population - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:% E8% 87% AA% E 6% B 2% BB% E 4% BD% 93% E 4% B A% B A% E 5% 8 F% A 3
Flying to the information page of each prefecture with reference to this page collected data. The population is based on the estimated population excluding Hokkaido. Estimated population reflects the population increase due to monthly birth, death, transfer and relocation to the statutory population based on the census once every five years. Hokkaido is based on resident basic ledger. The date of the statistics is Hokkaido as of March 31, 2018, Nagasaki prefecture as May 1, 2018, Shizuoka prefecture as June 1, 2018, others are April 1, 2018. I got the latest version of the data, but I made it the same as the population published in Wikipedia so that others can also check it.
Generally, it should be consistent with the contents of the following page.
Population ranking of Japanese city - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C %AC%E3%81%AE%E5%B8%82%E3%81%AE%E4%BA%BA%E5 % 8 F% A 3% E 9% A 0% 86% E 4% BD% 8 D
|Hokkaido||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Sapporo||1.955 million|
|2nd place||Asahikawa||338,879 people|
|3rd place||Hakodate-shi||265,87 people|
|No. 4||Tomakomai||178,22 people|
|No. 5||Kushiro||17938 people|
|No. 6||Obihiro||168,662 people|
|No. 7||Ebetsu||118,875 people|
|No. 8||Otaru||117,944 people|
|No. 9||Kitami City||11, 7933 people|
· Northern: Asahikawa · Michio: Sapporo City, Tomakomai City, Ebetsu City, Otaru City · Middle East: Kushiro City, Obihiro City, Kitami City, Donan: Hakodate City, Hokkaido Map, Hokkaido Map Where you want to put in. Ebetsu city which is unfamiliar compared with other cities is Sapporo city's bed town. Tomakomai wrote "Tomaki Maki" and reads "Tomakomai". Masaru Tanaka who is active in major league is famous because he is from Tomakomai High School in Komagai University of High School Baseball.
|Aomori Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Aomori||270,9278 people|
|2nd place||Hachinohe||225,841 people|
|3rd place||Hirosaki||172,500 people|
Population is distributed in Aomori prefecture in three cities, Hirosaki city in the west, Aomori city in the center, Hachinohe city in the east.
|Iwate Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Morioka||292 4267 people|
|2nd place||Ichinoseki||117,059 people|
|3rd place||Oshu-shi||11, 6119 people|
Oshu City was established in 2006 by Merger of Mizusawa City, Esashi City, Maezawa Town, Kisawa Town, and Kinukawa Village.
|Miyagi Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Sendai city||1,083,148 people|
|2nd place||Ishinomaki||14 36 3632 people|
|3rd place||Osaki||13914 people|
Osaki city was established in 2006 by the merger of Furukawa-shi, Tajiri-cho, Mikomi-cho, Matsuyama-cho, Kashimadai-cho, Iwade jima-cho and Naruko cho.
|Akita||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Akita-shi||300 thousand 8052 people|
|2nd place||Yokote||84,420 people|
|Yamagata Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Yamagata||250 thousand 1021 people|
|2nd place||Tsuruoka||125,510 people|
|3rd place||Sakata City||102973 people|
Tsuruoka City, Sakata City is a city in the Shonai district facing the Sea of Japan.
|Fukushima Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Iwaki City||343 3618 people|
|2nd place||Koriyama||332,824 people|
|3rd place||Fukushima-shi||280,903 people|
|No. 4||Aizuwakamatsu||12 million 1068 people|
Fukushima prefecture wants to remember area classifications such as Iwaki City of "Hama Dori", Fukushima City, Koriyama City of "Middle Street", Aizu Wakamatsu City of "Aizu" together.
|Ibaraki Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Mito city||260 9925 people|
|2nd place||Tsukuba City||234,455 people|
|3rd place||Hitachi City||179,207 people|
|Tochigi Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Utsunomiya||510, 9025 people|
|2nd place||Oyama||167,169 people|
|3rd place||Tochigi City||157,244 people|
|Gunma Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Takasaki||369,149 people|
|2nd place||Maebashi||332,999 people|
|Saitama||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Saitama||1,29 29 people|
|2nd place||Kawaguchi city||58 million 7008 people|
|3rd place||Kawagoe-shi||353 3321 people|
|No. 4||Koshigaya||344,286 people|
|No. 5||Tokorozawa||340,1091 people|
Kawaguchi city transfers Hatogaya City in 2011. Kawaguchi city adjacent to Tokyo area including this Kawaguchi City, around Funabashi City, Ichikawa City, Matsudo City in Chiba Prefecture, where local people do not have the image of the population difficult to grasp.
|Chiba ken||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Chiba||976,669 people|
|2nd place||Funabashi||63 32 323|
|3rd place||Ichikawa City||491 1214 people|
|No. 4||Matsudo-shi||48 million 9037 people|
|No. 5||Kashiwa||422,385 people|
Funabashi City is the largest city in the core city and is the 21st largest city in Japan, following the 20 designated ordinance cities.
|Tokyo||Name of a city||population|
|-||Tokyo Metropolitan Ward||9.5 million 8776 people|
|The first place||Hachioji City||577 678 people|
|2nd place||Machida-shi||433,920 people|
|3rd place||Fuchu-shi||261,742 people|
|No. 4||Chofu||2361 6178 people|
This time, since the Tokyo ward section is not a city, it is excluded from the ranking. In Setagaya Ward, the largest population among Tokyo's 23 wards is 925,226. Machida City is often referred to as "Machida City, Kanagawa Prefecture", but as the city of Tokyo it is the second biggest city after Hachioji.
|Kanagawa Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Yokohama City||3,731,066 people|
|2nd place||Kawasaki city||1.5 million 988 people|
|3rd place||Sagamihara City||722,334 people|
|No. 4||Fujisawa||429,317 people|
|No. 5||Yokosuka||397,736 people|
In Kanagawa Prefecture there are three government designated cities, Yokohama City, Kawasaki City, Sagamihara City.
|Niigata Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Niigata City||800 thousand 1298 people|
|2nd place||Nagaoka||27080 people|
|3rd place||Joetsu||192,450 people|
In Niigata prefecture there are area classifications of Joetsu (Joetsu city), Chuetsu (Nagaoka city), Shimogoshi (Niigata city). In addition, in 2005, three cities of Shirane city, Toyooka City, and Niitsu city were merged into Niigata City and have disappeared.
|Toyama Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||City of toyama||414 6498 people|
|2nd place||Takaoka||166,683 people|
|Ishikawa Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Kanazawa||464,483 people|
|2nd place||Hakusan City||100 thous 9987 people|
|3rd place||Komatsu||106,558 people|
Hakusan City was established in 2005 by Merger of Matsutsu City, Mikawa Town, Tsurugi Town, Kawauchi Village, Yoshinogane Village, Torigoe Village, Oguchi Village, Shiramine Village.
|Fukui Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Fukui-shi||263,141 people|
|2nd place||Sakai||84,418 people|
Sakai city in Fukui prefecture was established in 2006 by Sakai Town · Mikuni Town · Maruoka Town · Haruo Town merged. It is the satellite city of Fukui city.
|Yamanashi Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Kofu City||189,433 people|
|2nd place||KA-shi||74705 people|
Kai City was established in 2004 by Ryuo Town, Doshima Town and Futaba Town merged.
|Nagano Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Nagano city||373,342 people|
|2nd place||Matsumoto||245,56 people|
|3rd place||Ueda||155,229 people|
|Gifu Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Gifu-shi||400,491 people|
|2nd place||Ogaki||15 million 9045 people|
|Shizuoka Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Hamamatsu city||793,771 people|
|2nd place||Shizuoka City||694 6465 people|
|3rd place||Fuji||245,868 people|
|No. 4||Numazu||19999 people|
|No. 5||Iwata-shi||16 6458|
In Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamakita City and Tenryu City merged into Hamamatsu City in 2005 and disappeared. In Hamamatsu City, big companies such as Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawara Musical Instruments are headquartered.
|Aichi-ken||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Nagoya city||2,111,113 people|
|2nd place||City of Toyota||424,520 people|
|3rd place||Okazaki||38 million 6063 people|
|No. 4||Ichimiya||380,303 people|
|No. 5||Toyohashi||372,833 people|
Toyota City is a company castle town known as a Toyota Motor Corporation.
|Mie Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Yokkaichi City||31555 people|
|2nd place||Tsu||276,640 people|
|Shiga Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Otsu||345 544 people|
|2nd place||Kusatsu||14 million 118 people|
|Kyoto||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Kyoto City||1.46 million 6937 people|
|2nd place||Uji||182,353 people|
From Kyoto city to Osaka prefecture through Takatsuki City, Hirakata City, Suita City, Osaka City, and Hyogo Prefecture from Amagasaki City to Kobe City, "Miyako" is a densely populated area.
|Osaka prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Osaka||2.71 6989 people|
|2nd place||Sakai||83,1858 people|
|3rd place||Higashiosaka city||497,720 people|
|No. 4||Hirakata||400 289|
|No. 5||Toyonaka||397,682 people|
|No. 6||Suita-shi||378953 people|
|No. 7||Takatsuki||345,595 people|
|No. 8||Ibaraki||282,170 people|
Hirakata City is famous for difficult reading. " You Chai Maikata, is Hirakata. " As can be seen from the campaign that, rather than "My solidified", "Hirakata".
|Hyōgo Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Kobe City||152 million 7481 people|
|2nd place||Himeji city||535,266 people|
|3rd place||Nishinomiya||487,26 people|
|No. 4||Amagasaki||457 721 people|
|No. 5||Akashi shi||296,633 people|
Occasionally story is made but "Osaka prefecture Amagasaki City" is not "Hyogo Prefecture Amagasaki City".
|Nara Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Nara City||355 598 people|
|2nd place||Kashihara||12 2802 people|
"Kashihara" in Kashihara City, "Kashiwara" in Kashiwabara City, Osaka Prefecture.
|Wakayama Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Wakayama-shi||354,473 people|
|2nd place||Tanabe||7 million 2003 people|
|Tottori prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Tottori||194 421 people|
|2nd place||Yonago||147,221 people|
Tottori prefecture is the prefecture with the smallest population in Japan, only 4 cities. Tottori City, Yonago city as well as Kurayoshi City, Sakaiminato City to remember to be clear.
|Shimane Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Matsue||200,000 people|
|Okayama Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Okayama City||7266 people|
|2nd place||Kurashiki||475 5924 people|
|3rd place||Tsuyama||100,367 people|
Tsuyama city in Okayama prefecture is the central city in the prefecture's north inland. An area where the Chinese automobile road runs neither in Sanyo nor in Sanin.
|Hiroshima||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Hiroshima city||1,198,875 people|
|2nd place||Fukuyama||462,535 people|
|3rd place||Kure||22,1592 people|
|Yamaguchi Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Shimonoseki||266,61 people|
|2nd place||Yamaguchi||195,091 people|
|3rd place||Ube City||165 5961 people|
|No. 4||Shunan||14 million 1609 people|
|No. 5||Iwakuni-shi||132,219 people|
|No. 6||Hofu City||11, 43335 people|
Yamaguchi Prefecture is not the largest city and the prefectural capital's location but the population count is far too large, but it is distinctive that the prefecture's scale is full of 100,000 cities. In Chugoku region, not only the largest city but also the second largest city have quite a population in all five prefectures.
|Tokushima Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Tokushima||257 676 people|
|2nd place||Anan-shi||70,1091 people|
The second city in Tokushima Prefecture was formerly Naruto City, but Anan City, which merged with Hanoura Town and Nakagawa Town in 2006, reversed.
|Kagawa Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Takamatsu||418122 people|
|2nd place||Marugame||100,6978 people|
|Ehime Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Matsuyama City||51.809 people|
|2nd place||Imabari City||154 4340 people|
Matsuyama City is also the largest city in Shikoku.
|Kochi Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Kochi City||331,843 people|
|2nd place||Nankoku||47,044 people|
|Fukuoka Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Fukuoka City||1.575 million|
|2nd place||Kitakyushu||94 million 5061 people|
|3rd place||Kurume-shi||300, 3757 people|
|No. 4||Iizuka||12 7626 people|
In Fukuoka prefecture there are area classifications of Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Chikugo (Kurume-shi), Chikuho (Iizuka-shi).
|Saga Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Saga City||233,813 people|
|2nd place||Karatsu City||119,398 people|
|Nagasaki Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Nagasaki||418,135 people|
|2nd place||Sasebo||254 464 people|
|3rd place||Isahaya||135,612 people|
|Kumamoto Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Kumamoto-shi||738,407 people|
|2nd place||Yatsushiro city||120 thousand people|
|Oita Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Oita||478,868 people|
|2nd place||Beppu||11, 9020 people|
|Miyazaki||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Miyazaki||393 8360 people|
|2nd place||Utsukushi||161,685 people|
|3rd place||Nobeoka||121,117 people|
Nobeoka city is a company castle town of Asahi Kasei in the prefecture north.
|Kagoshima prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Kagoshima-shi||593 6319 people|
|2nd place||Kirishima-shi||124,450 people|
|3rd place||Kanoya||100, 1781 people|
Kirishima-shi was established in 2005 by merging Kokubun City, Mizoguni-machi, Yokokawa Town, Makinonomachi, Kirishima-cho, Hayato-cho and Fukuyama Town. Kanoya city is located in Osumi Peninsula.
|Okinawa Prefecture||Name of a city||population|
|The first place||Naha-shi||317,950 people|
|2nd place||Okinawa City||14598 people|
The case that the prefectural office's location is not the largest city was the following five cases.
Fukushima Prefecture: Iwaki City (343,618 people), Koriyama City (332,824 people), Fukushima City (280,903 people)
Gunma prefecture: Takasaki city (369,149 people), Maebashi City (332,299 people)
Mie Prefecture: Yokkaichi City (31 525 people), Tsu (276,640 people)
Shizuoka Prefecture: Hamamatsu City (793,771 people), Shizuoka City (69 64 645 people)
Yamaguchi Prefecture: Shimonoseki City (266,61 people), Yamaguchi City (195,091 people)
Among the second cities in each prefecture, the population was the largest in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, 1.5 million 988 people. The smallest population was 47,304 people in Kochi prefecture Nankoku city.
Kyoto Prefecture (Kyoto City and Uji City) has the largest population difference between the largest city and the second largest city in each prefecture, which is about 8.04 times, followed by Miyagi Prefecture (Sendai City and Ishinomaki City) about 7.54 times. On the other hand, the smallest population difference between the largest city and the second city is about 1.03 times in Fukushima prefecture (Iwaki-shi and Koriyama city), and then about 1.10 times in Gunma prefecture (Takasaki-shi and Maebashi-shi).
The cases where the second city was newly established in the Heisei merger were four cases: Hakusan City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture, Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture.
The second city with a certain population such as Nagaoka City in Niigata Prefecture, Himeji City in Hyogo Prefecture, Fukuyama City in Hiroshima Prefecture can be confirmed with the license plate of the car. Since there used to be no local number in the past, we were able to grasp the population distribution of that prefecture by the place name of the license plate .
The prefectural office location with the lowest population is 189,433 in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. The next point is 192,21 in Tottori, Tottori Prefecture.
The case where the prefecture name differs from the prefectural capital location is 18 cases, of which the case that there is "city" with the prefecture name but not the prefectural office location is the following three cases.
Tochigi Prefecture: Tochigi City (157,244 people), prefectural office location · Utsunomiya City (51,9025 people)
Yamanashi Prefecture: Yamanashi City (39,362 people), prefectural office location · Kofu city (189,433 people)
Okinawa Prefecture: Okinawa City (14598 people), prefectural office location · Naha city (317950 people)
Other cases are county name and town name, there are cases that have already disappeared due to mergers etc.
◆ Afterword <br> Japan's popularity declines Shall we know that not only the largest city but also the second largest city will allow us to better understand the news. When I meet a new person, I often ask my origin. I was excited if it was a rare city. If you tie the place to that person, you can draw local storytelling and it will also be useful for comunication.
Not only the city but also towns and villages will have detailed people. Although the swamp is infinitely deep, how about such Japanese geography philosophy, everyone together?
( Sentence / picture: Takuya SAITO @ Charriderman) bicycle circulation all over the world coverage http://shuutak.com
Twitter @ shuutak
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/chariderman/
DMM lecture request https://kouenirai.dmm.com/speaker/takuya-shuto/ )
in Column, Posted by logc_nt