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 is a city located in Ibarakimarker, Japanmarker.


As of March 1, 2008 (including the increase due to the Fujushiro merger), the city has an estimated population of 109,926 and the density of 1,570 persons per km². The total area is 69.96 km².

The city was founded on October 1, 1970. On March 28, 2005 the neighboring town of Fujishiromarker merged with the city, nearly doubling its size.

Toride is located on the JR East Joban Line and is near the Joban Expressway (which passes through neighboring Moriyamarker). It is only 40 minutes to Ueno Stationmarker in Tokyomarker on one of the frequent express trains. For this reason, it is a popular bedroom community for many who work in Tokyo. It is also the terminus for the Joso Line, a diesel powered train, which heads off towards Moriya and Shimodate. Tokyo's Chiyoda Line (subway) has its northernmost stop in Toride (the rails are integrated with the Joban line and go above ground near Tokyo). Highway 6, or the Mito Kaidō, is the main road going through Toride, which connects Tokyo with Mito, Hitachi, and Iwaki. In addition, highway 354 crosses this highway in Toride. The Tone Rivermarker passes along the southern border of Toride, which also marks the Ibaraki/Chiba border.

Toride is known for its Kirin brewery and the Nissin Cup Noodle factory.

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