Akita is the capital city of Akita Prefecture in the Tohoku region of Honshu, the largest of Japan's islands.

As of June 11, 2005, with the merger of the former Kawabe District (including the former towns of Kawabe and Yūwa), the city has an estimated population of 323,310 and density of 356.98 inhabitants per square kilometre (924.6 /sq mi). The total area is 905.67 square kilometres (349.68 sq mi).



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