|The population of Kanagawa showed a quantum increase during the period
economic expansion. In 1955, the population of our prefecture was approximately
2.92 million, which doubled to about 6.4 million in 20 years (1975) and now is
nearly 8.33 million (1979), though the rate of population increase has subsided
|Trend in population|
|Gross prefectural product|
|Gross prefectural product of Kanagawa in FY1993 amounted to 29 trillion
(apprixumately 265.8 billion US dollars) and ranked eleventh in the world after
Holland (309.3 billion dollars) and Australia (289.3 billion dollars), exceeding
Switzerland (232.1 billion dollars), Belgium (210.6 billion dollars) and accounting
for approximately 1% of the world GDP. Kanagawa Prefecture has the third
largest economic activity in Japan, after Tokyo and Osaka.
|Trend in GDP|
|Vehicle ownership in Kanagawa Prefecture was approximately 3.74 million
at the end of FY1997.
|Trend in vehicle owenership|