Osaka prefecture

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Osaka prefecture (大阪府 Oosaka-fu) is an area of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu island. Its population was 8,815,000 in 2006.[1]

Osaka prefecture shares its name with its own capital city, Osaka (大阪市 Oosaka-shi).


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