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Greater Tokyo Area

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The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, consisting of the Kantō region of Japan, including the Tokyo Metropolis, as well as the prefecture of Yamanashi. In Japanese, it is referred to by various terms, the most common of which being National Capital Region (首都圏, Shuto-ken). A 2014 estimate puts the population at 37,832,892. It covers an area of approximately 13,500 km² (5,200 mi²), giving it a population density of 2,642 person/km². It is the second largest single metropolitan area in the world in terms of built-up or urban function landmass at 8,547 km² (3,300 mi²), behind only New York City at 11,642 km² (4,495 mi²). The area has the largest metropolitan economy in the world, with a total GDP (nominal) of approximately US$1.9 trillion (¥165 trillion) in 2008. According to research published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the agglomeration of Tokyo had a total GDP of US$1.479 trillion in 2008 (at purchasing power parity), ranking again as the largest urban agglomeration GDP in the world.
Definition
There are various definitions of the Greater Tokyo Area, each of which tries to incorporate different aspects. Some definitions are clearly defined by law or government regulation, some are based coarsely on administrative areas, while others are for research purposes such as commuting patterns or distance from Central Tokyo. Each definition has a different population figure, granularity, methodology, and spatial association.
Various definitions of Tokyo, Greater Tokyo & Kantō
Notes & Sources: All figures issued by Japan Statistics Bureau, except for Metro Employment Area, a study by Center for Spatial Information Service, the University of Tokyo. Abbreviations: CF for National Census Final Data (every 5 years by JSB), CR for Civil Registry (compiled by local governments, monthly as per legal requirement), CP for Census Preliminary.
National Capital Region
The National Capital Region (首都圏, Shutoken) of Japan refers to the Greater Tokyo Area as defined by the National Capital Region Planning Act (首都圏整備法, Shutoken-seibi-hō) of 1956, which defines it as "Tokyo and its surrounding area declared by government ordinance." The government ordinance defined it as Tokyo and all six prefectures in the Kantō region plus Yamanashi Prefecture. While this includes all of Greater Tokyo, it also includes sparsely populated mountain areas as well as far-flung Bonin Islands which are administered under Tokyo.
International comparison
Using the "One Metropolis Three Prefectures" definition, Tokyo is 13,555.65 square kilometres (5,233.87 sq mi), smaller than Los Angeles County, and almost two-thirds smaller than the Combined Statistical Area of New York City, at 30,671 square kilometres (11,842 sq mi) and 21.9 million people. Other metropolitan areas such as Greater Jakarta are considerably more compact as well as more densely populated than Greater Tokyo.
Metropolitan Area definition ambiguities and issues
The...   ... (English)
Metropolregion Tokio - Deutsch -> English  
Groot-Tokio - Nederlandse -> English  
Большой Токио - Русский -> English  
Grand Tokyo - Français -> English  
Grande Area di Tokyo - Italiano -> English  
Área del Gran Tokio - Español -> English  
首都圏 (日本) - 日本語 -> English  
Àrea metropolitana de Tòquio - Català -> English  
Velké Tokio - České -> English  
Região Metropolitana de Tóquio - Português -> English  
Didysis Tokijas - Lietuvos -> English  
Stortokyo - Norske -> English  Svenska -> English  Danske -> English  
Suur-Tokio - Suomalainen -> English  
首都圈 (日本) - 简体中文 -> English  
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