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Japan

Japan Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than California 2013
Area > Land 374,744 sq km 2008 60th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 2.94 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 190th out of 224
Area > Total 377,915 sq km 2013 63th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,668 2011 47th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,668 2008 46th out of 169
Climate varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north 2013
Geographic coordinates 36 00 N, 138 00 E 2013
Geographic location Pacific Ocean , East Asia 2014
Land area > Sq. km 364,500 sq km 2008 59th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 145,894 square miles 2013 24th out of 98
Location Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula 2013
Natural resources negligible mineral resources, fish 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 377,910 km² 2005 61st out of 204
Terrain mostly rugged and mountainous 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Japan Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Japan/Geography

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Japan Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 13 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 4
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
  • Japan ranked second for area > total amongst Densely populated countries in 2013.
  • Japan ranked second for coastline amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2014.
  • Japan ranked first for rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.