The number of islands in Japan has doubled! Japan's most beautiful islands
In Japan, known as 6 thousand 852 since 1987, the number of islands rose to 14 thousand 125 with the last census.
The number of Islands, known as 6 thousand 852 in Japan since 1987, rose to 14 thousand 125. The country's national mapping and surveying agency, the Japan Spatial Information Agency (GSI), re-examined the islands within the country's borders, counted 36 years ago by the Japan Coast Guard, using state-of-the-art technology.
In the study, it was determined that there are 14 thousand 125 islands in total in the country. In the last census, when only natural islands with a surface area of more than 100 square meters are taken into account, Nagasaki province was the province with the most islands with 1,479 islands, followed by Hokkaido province in the north of the country with 1,473 islands.
While Kagoshima province ranks third with 1,256 islands in the list, it was determined that there are 861 islands in Iwate province and 691 islands in Okinawa province. It was noted that the increase in the number of islands within the country's borders more than doubled was due to the developments in surveillance and surveillance technologies.