Tosa, Kōchi

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This article is about the city. For the town, see Tosa, Kōchi (town).
Location of Tosa in Kōchi Prefecture
Location of Tosa in Kōchi Prefecture
Tosa is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°30′N 133°26′E / 33.500°N 133.433°E / 33.500; 133.433Coordinates: 33°30′N 133°26′E / 33.500°N 133.433°E / 33.500; 133.433
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Kōchi Prefecture
 • Mayor Yoshifumi Itahara (since October 2007)
 • Total 91.59 km2 (35.36 sq mi)
Population (December 1, 2011)
 • Total 28,897
 • Density 315.50/km2 (817.1/sq mi)
 • Tree Ginkgo
 • Flower Lilium
 • Bird White-cheeked starling
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 2017-1 Kinoe, Takaoka-chō, Tosa-shi, Kōchi-ken

Tosa (土佐市, Tosa-shi?) is a city located in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. It is located on the southern coast of the island of Shikoku. The city was founded on January 1, 1959.

As of December 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 28,897, with 12,080 households and a population density of 315.50 persons per km2. The total area is 91.59 km2.

The city of Tosa should not be confused with the historical Tosa Province, which covered all of modern-day Kōchi Prefecture.


Tosa is located in central Kōchi Prefecture, and faces the Shikoku Mountain Range to the north and Pacific Ocean to the south. The Niyodo River flows through the Takaoka Plain in the town, where rice is grown.

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