Ryūgasaki, Ibaraki

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For the fictional character Takashi Ryuugasaki, see Cyber Team in Akihabara#Other_significant_characters.
Flag of Ryūgasaki
Location of Ryūgasaki in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Ryūgasaki in Ibaraki Prefecture
Ryūgasaki is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°55′N 140°11′E / 35.917°N 140.183°E / 35.917; 140.183Coordinates: 35°55′N 140°11′E / 35.917°N 140.183°E / 35.917; 140.183
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
 • Total 78.20 km2 (30.19 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total 79,269
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website City of Ryugasaki
Rice paddy near Ryugasaki First Highschool in Ryugasaki, Japan.

Ryūgasaki (龍ヶ崎市 Ryūgasaki-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.


As of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 79,269, with 30,470 households and a population density of 1,013.67 persons per km². The total area is 78.20 km².

Ryugasaki is sometimes considered part of the Greater Tokyo Area. Many residents commute to central Tokyo. The city is the hometown of the JFL semi-pro team, Ryutsu Keizai University.

The city was founded on March 20, 1954. The current mayor is Kazuo Nakayama, who was elected on December 2009.[citation needed]

The city of symbol bird is Swan, symbol tree is Pinus, and symbol flower is Platycodon grandiflorus[citation needed]

Ryugasaki is the home of Ryutsu Keizai University. The judo club at Ryutsu Keizai was founded by former World, Olympic and All-Japan champion Isao Okano.


Ryugasaki City has well-known crystal glass factory. The founder received a prize for his work in international exhibition in Paris of 1937. At present, these crystal glasses are used in the Imperial Palace.[citation needed]

New Central Airlines, a commuter airline, is headquartered in the city, on the grounds of Ryūgasaki Airfield.[1][2]


  1. ^ "The Kawada Group." Kawada Industries. Retrieved on February 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "路線外運行." New Central Airlines. Retrieved on February 21, 2010. "お問い合わせは 〒301-0806 茨城県竜ヶ崎市半田町3177 竜ヶ崎飛行場内"

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