Toyama Prefecture

Japanese Name: 富山県
Capital City: Toyama
Region: Chūbu
Island: Honshu
Population: 1,066,883
Area: 4,247.61:

Toyama Prefecture (富山県, Toyama-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Hokuriku region on the main Honshu island. The capital is the city of Toyama.

Toyama is the leading industrial prefecture on the Japan Sea coast, and has the industrial advantage of cheap electricity from abundant hydroelectric resources. It also contains East Asia’s only known glaciers outside Russia, first recognized in 2012.