Kagoshima prefecture (鹿児島県 Kagoshima-ken) is an area of Japan located on the island of Kyushu and some of the southwesterly Ryukyu Islands (南西諸島 Nansai Shotoo). Its population was 1,743,000 in 2006.
Kagoshima prefecture shares its name with its own capital city, Kagoshima (鹿児島市 Kagoshima-shi).
- Japan Statistical Yearbook: 'Population by Prefecture 1920-2006'. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. .xls document.