Tomisato, Chiba

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Tomisato
冨里市
City
Tomisato City hall
Tomisato City hall
Flag of Tomisato
Flag
Official seal of Tomisato
Seal
Location of Tomisato in Chiba Prefecture
Location of Tomisato in Chiba Prefecture
Tomisato is located in Japan
Tomisato
Tomisato
 
Coordinates: 35°42′N 140°34′E / 35.700°N 140.567°E / 35.700; 140.567Coordinates: 35°42′N 140°34′E / 35.700°N 140.567°E / 35.700; 140.567
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
Area
 • Total 53.91 km2 (20.81 sq mi)
Population (April 2012)
 • Total 50,183
 • Density 931/km2 (2,410/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
-Tree Sakura
- Flower Salvia splendens
Phone number 0476-93-1111
Address 652-1 Nanaei Tomisato-shi, Chiba-ken 285-8510
Website City of Tomisato

Tomisato (富里市 Tomisato-shi?) is a city located in northeastern Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

As of April 2012, the city has an estimated population of 50,183 and a population density of 931 persons per km2. The total area is 53.91 km2.

Geography[edit]

Tomisato is located in northern Chiba Prefecture, very close to Narita Airport.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Tomisato Village was founded on April 1, 1889 within Inba District, Chiba Prefecture. On April 1, 1985 it was elevated to town status, and later was elevated to city status on April 1, 2002.

Economy[edit]

Tomisato is a regional commercial center whose economy is primarily agricultural. The main crops are rice and watermelons. Traditionally, the area was known for horse ranching. The city is also a bedroom community for workers at Narita Airport.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Tomisato is not currently served by railway. The Narita Railway Company’s Yachimata Line operated from 1914-1940. However, there are two stations within one kilometer of Tomisato's border. One is in Shisui, and two (two station lines sharing one site) are in Narita.

Highway[edit]

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