Geography of Japan

Japan is considered a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 377,915 km² (about 145,913 mi²). The Japan continental shelf is approximately 454,976 km² (approximately 175,666 mi²). Japan is in Asia. Asia is the largest and most populous continent on earth. Asian countries include Russia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea, among others. Japan is not a landlocked country. It means it is bounded by at least one major body of water. The average altitude range of Japan is 438 m (1,437 ft).

Neighbors
The total length of land borders of Japan is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Japan has no land borders and therefore no neighboring countries in the traditional sense.

Cities
The capital of Japan is Tokyo. The largest city in Japan is Tokyo.

Elevation
The average altitude range of Japan is 438 m (1,437 ft). The highest point in Japan is Mount Fuji with an official elevation of 3776 m (12,389 ft). The lowest point in Japan is Hachiro-gata on Honshū. It is -4 m (-13 ft), i.e. below sea level. The difference in altitude between the highest (Mount Fuji) and the lowest (Hachiro-gata in Honshū) point in Japan is 3780 m (2 ft).

Area
The total land area of Japan is 377,915 km² (about 145,913 mi²). and the total Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is 4,479,388 km² (~1,729,493 mi²). The continental shelf of Japan is approximately 454,976 km² (roughly 175,666 mi²). Including the landmass and the EEZ, the total area of Japan is approximately 4,857,303 km² (~1,875,407 mi²). Japan is considered a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and farmland
253,203 km² of Japan’s territory is covered with forests, and forest cover accounts for 67% of the country’s total land area. There are 43,620 km² of farmland in Japan, which accounts for 12% of the country’s total area.

 

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