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Tottori, Tottori

Administration
Full name鳥取市 · Tottori
Official name鳥取市 · Tottori
JapaneseName鳥取
Settlement typeSpecial city
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku
PrefectureTottori
Government
MayorIsao Takeuchi
Geography
Total Area295.5 sq mi (765.66 km2)
Demography
Total Population200974 (August 2006)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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|} is the capital city of Tottori Prefecture in the Chūgoku region of Japan.

As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 200,974 and a density of 262.48 persons per km2. The total area is 765.66 km2.

Within Japan the city is best known for its sand dunes which are a popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors from outside of the prefecture. The sand dunes are also important as a centre for research into arid agriculture, hosting Tottori University's Arid Land Research Center.


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