Tokyo prefecture map
Map of Tokyo prefectures. Tokyo prefecture map (Kantō - Japan) to print. Tokyo prefecture map (Kantō - Japan) to download. Tokyo Metropolis was formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture (東京府 Tōkyō-fu?) and the city of Tokyo (東京市 Tōkyō-shi?). The Tokyo Metropolitan government administers the 23 special wards of Tokyo (each governed as a city), which cover the area that was the city of Tokyo, as well as 39 municipalities in the western part of the prefecture and the two outlying island chains as its shown in Tokyo prefecture map. The population of the special wards is over 8 million people, with the total population of the prefecture exceeding 13 million.
The Tokyo prefecture is part of the world most populous metropolitan area with upwards of 35 million people and the world largest urban agglomeration economy with a GDP of US$1.479 trillion at purchasing power parity in 2008 (see Tokyo prefecture map), ahead of New York City metropolitan area, which ranks second on the list. The Tokyo prefecture hosts 47 of the Fortune Global 500 companies, the highest amount of any city.
The entire Tokyo prefecture had 12,790,000 residents in October 2007 (8,653,000 in 23 wards as you can see in Tokyo prefecture map), with an increase of over 3 million in the day. Tokyo prefecture is at its highest population ever, while that of the 23 wards peak official count was 8,893,094 in the 1965 Census, with the count dipping below 8 million in the 1995 Census.