Print the limits of the primitive types in Java

The Java programming language is a strongly-typed language and it consist of eight primitive data types (byte, short, int, long, float, double, boolean, char). For more about java primitive data type, please visit

Well, sometime we really need to know what is the limit of the primitive types in java. With following simple code, we can print out the limit of each of the java primitive data types (except boolean and char) :)

public class PrintTypeLimit
    public static void main(String args[]) {
        System.out.println("Min byte value   = " + Byte.MIN_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Max byte value   = " + Byte.MAX_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Min short value  = " + Short.MIN_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Max short value  = " + Short.MAX_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Min int value    = " + Integer.MIN_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Max int value    = " + Integer.MAX_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Min long value    = " + Long.MIN_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Max long value    = " + Long.MAX_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Min float value  = " + Float.MIN_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Max float value  = " + Float.MAX_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Min double value = " + Double.MIN_VALUE);
        System.out.println("Max double value = " + Double.MAX_VALUE);


Min byte value   = -128
Max byte value   = 127
Min short value  = -32768
Max short value  = 32767
Min int value    = -2147483648
Max int value    = 2147483647
Min long value    = -9223372036854775808
Max long value    = 9223372036854775807
Min float value  = 1.4E-45
Max float value  = 3.4028235E38
Min double value = 4.9E-324
Max double value = 1.7976931348623157E308

About the Author

author image
Founder of, love Java and open source stuff. Follow him on Twitter. If you like my tutorials, consider make a donation to these charities.


2 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Aakash JainCompiler error Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Aakash Jain
Aakash Jain

Hi I have a doubt regarding Float value in Java, when we declare float element like this static float a=3945545.48345445984f

and if i print this it will round off this and print a= 3945545.5, but as I know float support range around E38.

Compiler error

[…] […]