Domestic Shares in Japan, concerning Wakayama Pre. (my summary based on a report published in 2020)
|Rice Paddy Area
|Manufacturing Shipment Value
||¥ 2,640 billion
||¥ 112 billion
||¥ 7.6 billion
||¥ 70.2 billion
||¥ 5.9 billion
|Japanese Apricot Fruit Crop Yield
||Satsuma Mandarin Crop Yield
||Persimmon Crop Yield
Wakayama Prefecture, which shares 1.3% of the whole land of Japan, is inhabited by only 0.7% of all the people, because the area is so mountainous that habitable areas are limited for its size, especially flat areas are concentrated only in the mouth of big rivers.
Consequently, rice paddy areas and rice production are not as much as in other similar-sized prefectures, and that was one of reasons why only small groups of military power (samurais and monks) appeared independently each other in the medieval and early modern ages in Wakayama Prefecture.
On the other hand, thanks to efforts of the local people who focused on fruit growing, the prefecture has become abundant in groves and orchards for citrus fruits, Japanese apricot fruits (ume), persimmons, peaches and others.
Several big factories for iron manufacturing, oil refining, chemical production, industrial machines and others are located in the northern seashore.