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Toride city hall
Location of Toride in Ibaraki Prefecture
|• Mayor||Shingo Fujii (since May 2007)|
|• Total||69.94 km2 (27.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,530/km2 (4,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Osmanthus and Bay laurel|
|- Flower||Azalea and Wisteria|
|- Bird||Ural owl and Common kingfisher|
|Address||5139 Terada, Toride-shi, Ibaraki-ken 302-8585|
Toride (取手市 Toride-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, 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 is 69.94 km².
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.
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. On March 28, 2005, the neighboring town of Fujishiro (from Kitasōma District) was merged into Toride, nearly doubling its size.
Due to its proximity to Tokyo, Toride is increasingly a bedroom community for the Tokyo metropolis.
Toride 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.
- JR East – Jōban Line
- Kantō Railway - Jōsō Line
Sister city relations
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- Official Website (in Japanese)