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Tsukuba, Ibaraki

Full nameつくば市
Official nameつくば市
Settlement typeSpecial city
MayorKen'ichi Ichihara
Total Area109.7 sq mi (284.07 km2)
Total Population207394 (January 2008)
Density (pop.)730/km2 (1890.7/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneJapan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 207,394 and a population density of 730 persons per km2. Its total area is 284.07 km2.

Mount Tsukuba, particularly well-known for its toad-shaped Shinto shrine, is located near the city. Also found there is the Tsukuba Circuit, a popular short racetrack which hosts the D1 Grand Prix and other motorsports events.

Tsukuba is a twin city of Irvine, California, Milpitas, California, and Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States of America.

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