Statistics and quick facts about Japan, Population, Religion, Holidays

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Here’s some Quick facts about Japan and the Japanese.

Capital City:

Tokyo

Language(s):

Japanese

Religions:

Shintoism, Buddhism

Population:

127.6 Million – Male: 62165974 – Female: 65048525

Life expectancy:

Male: 77.63 years – Female: 84.41 years

Population growth:

0.11% (2003)

Geographic Location:

36 00 N, 138 00 E

Land Mass:

374,744 sq km

Terrain:

rugged and mountainous

Coastline:

29,751 km

Lowest point:

Hachiro-gata at -4 m

Highest Point:

Mount Fuji (Fuji San) 3,776m

Climate:

Various from Tropical in south to cold in the north

Natural Hazards:

Some active volcanoes, seismic activity (Earth tremours), tsunamis, typhoons

Government type:

Monarchy with Parliamentary Government

Head of State:

Emperor Akihito (Since 7th January 1989)

Prime minister:

Junichiro Koizumi (Liberal Democrat Party)

Independence:

660 BC (founded by Emperor Jimmu)

National Holidays: 
(2010-11)

New Year s Day

1 Jan

1 Jan

Coming of Age Day

11 Jan

10 Jan

National Foundation Day

11 Feb

11 Feb

Spring Equinox

21 Mar

21 Mar

Shôwa Day

29 Apr

29 Apr

Constitution Day

3 May

3 May

Children s Day

5 May

5 May

Marine Day

19 Jul

18 Jul

Respect for the Aged Day

20 Sep

19 Sep

Sports Day

11 Oct

10 Oct

Culture Day

3 Nov

3 Nov

Labour Thanksgiving Day

23 Nov

23 Nov

Emperor s Birthday

23 Dec

23 Dec

Currency:

Yen (JPY)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP):

£1,996 trillion

Internet country code:

.jp

Railways:

23,168 km total

Highways:

1,161,894 km total

More information available at:

CIA Website  http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/print/ja.html

BBC Website  http://news.bbc.co.uk/…./country_profiles/1258586.stm

 

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