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Greater Tokyo Area

Greater Tokyo Area
Full nameGreater Tokyo Area
CountryJapan ----
Major CitiesTokyo Metropolis (Included 23 special wards)
Urban Area1515.1 sq mi (3925 km2)
Metro Area5309 sq mi (13754 km2)
Urban (pop.)32542946
Metro (pop.)34607069
Other information
GDP2008 estimate
Nominal$1.941 trillion (¥165.01 trillion, The One Metropolis and Three Prefectures)
PPP$1.479 trillion (1st)

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The Greater Tokyo Area is a large metropolitan area in Kantō region, Japan, consisting of most of the prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Tokyo (at the center). In Japanese, it is referred to by various terms, including the



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A 2007 UN estimate puts the population at 35,676,000, making it the world's most populous metropolitan area by far. It covers an area of approximately 13,500 km2 (5,200 mi2), giving it a population density of 2,642 person/km2 - which is somewhat more than twice the population density of Bangladesh. It is the second largest single metropolitan area in the world in terms of built-up or urban function landmass at 7,800 km2 (3,000 mi2). Only the New York metropolitan area, at 17,405 km2, is larger.

The area has the largest metropolitan economy in the world, with a total GDP (nominal) of approximately US$1.9 trillion (165 trillion Yen) 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.

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