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Kōchi, Kōchi

Administration
Full name高知市 · Kōchi City
Official name高知市 · Kōchi City
JapaneseName高知
Settlement typeCore city
CountryJapan
RegionShikoku
PrefectureKōchi Prefecture
Government
MayorSeiya Okazaki
Geography
Total Area119.4 sq mi (309.22 km2)
Demography
Total Population340515 (January 2011)
Density (pop.)1100/km2 (2849/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is the capital city of Kōchi Prefecture on Shikoku island of Japan.

Kōchi is the main city of the prefecture with over 40% of its population. As of May 31, 2008, the city had an estimated population of 340,515 and a density of 1100 /km2. The total area is 309.22 km2 (309220000 m2).

A symbol of the city is its most famous dish, katsuo tataki, made by lightly searing and seasoning tuna.


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