Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, Kantō Region, Japan

Matsudo (松戸市) is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Matsudo is located in the far northwestern corner of Chiba Prefecture, about 20 to 30 kilometers from the prefectural capital at Chiba and 10 to 20 kilometers from downtown Tokyo. The western border of the city is the Edo River, which flows from north to south, and most of the city is on an alluvial plain with an elevation of only around four meters above sea level, with the eastern end rising to 20 to 30 meters on the Shimōsa Plateau. Matsudo is a regional commercial centre and a bedroom community for nearby Chiba and Tokyo, with some 37% of the population commuting to Tokyo. Although located in Chiba Prefecture, the city has relatively poor transportation connections to Chiba City. The city has a mixed industrial base. The small electric motor manufacturer, Mabuchi Motor is headquartered in Matsudo. Universities: Chiba University, Matsudo Campus; Nihon University, Matsudo Dental Campus; Seitoku University; Ryutsu Keizai University, Matsudo Campus; Seitoku University Junior College.

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Matsudo has a population of over 498,575 people. Matsudo also forms part of the Greater Tokyo metropolitan area which has a population of over 37,843,000 people.

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