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The Scale of Kyushu's Economy

 The Kyushu region has an area of 42,180 km2, accounting for 11.2% of Japan's total area, and a population of 13.320 million people, 10.6% of Japan's total population.

 The gross regional product of the Kyushu region in FY2005 was 392.9 billion U.S. dollars, which accounted for 8.6% of Japan's gross domestic product (GDP). Comparing the gross regional product of the Kyushu region with the GDP of countries throughout the world, Kyushu's was more than that of Belgium, which ranked the 17th in the world.

The bustle of the Tenjin underground arcade (Fukuoka city)

International comparison of the population, GDP and area of Kyushu

【Source】
Cabinet Office: ‘Annual Report on Prefectural Accounts (2005)’ Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications ‘World Data (2008)’, ‘Basic Resident Register (2006)’ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport: ‘Survey of Area of Japanese Prefectures, Cities, Wards, Town and Villages (2006)' * The gross regional product of the Kyushu region is converted to U.S. dollars at the average rate in FY2005 (US$1 = 113.26 yen).
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