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Rice paddy near Ryugasaki First Highschool in Ryugasaki, Japan.
Ryūgasaki (龍ヶ崎市 Ryūgasaki-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki, Japan.
As of April 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 79,269, with household number being 30,470, and a population density of 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi). The total area is 78.20 km2 (30.19 sq mi).
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.
The city of symbol bird is Swan, symbol tree is Pinus, and symbol flower is Platycodon grandiflorus
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.
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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.
New Central Airlines, a commuter airline, is headquartered in the city, on the grounds of Ryūgasaki Airfield.
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- ^ "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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