Toride, Ibaraki

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Takahagi
取手市
City
Toride city hall
Toride city hall
Flag of Takahagi
Flag
Official seal of Takahagi
Seal
Location of Toride in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Toride in Ibaraki Prefecture
Takahagi is located in Japan
Takahagi
Takahagi
 
Coordinates: 35°54′41.4″N 140°3′1.3″E / 35.911500°N 140.050361°E / 35.911500; 140.050361Coordinates: 35°54′41.4″N 140°3′1.3″E / 35.911500°N 140.050361°E / 35.911500; 140.050361
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 69.94 km2 (27.00 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 106,691
 • Density 1,530/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus and Bay laurel
- Flower Azalea and Wisteria
- Bird Ural owl and Common kingfisher
Phone number 0297-74-2141
Address 5139 Terada, Toride-shi, Ibaraki-ken 302-8585
Website Official website

Toride (取手市 Toride-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 106,691 and a population density of 1530 persons per km². Its total area was 69.94  km². [1]

Geography[edit]

Located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture, Toride is bordered by Chiba Prefecture to the south. The Tone River passes along the southern border of Toride, which also marks the Ibaraki/Chiba border. It is approximately 40 kilometers from central Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Toride developed in the Edo period as a post town on the Mito Kaido highway connecting Edo with Mito. Toride town was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was elevated to city status on October 1, 1970.[citation needed] On March 28, 2005, the neighboring town of Fujishiro (from Kitasōma District) was merged into Toride, nearly doubling its size.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Due to its proximity to Tokyo, Toride is increasingly a bedroom community for the Tokyo metropolis.

Education[edit]

Takahagi has ten public and one private elementary schools, six public and two private middle schools and five public and two private high schools. In addition, the Tokyo University of the Arts maintains a campus at Toride.

Transportation[edit]

Train[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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