Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, Chūbu Region, Japan

🇯🇵 Tsuruga is a city located in Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Tsuruga is located in central Fukui Prefecture, bordered by Shiga Prefecture to the south and Wakasa Bay of the Sea of Japan to the north. Tsuruga lies some 50 km south of Fukui, 90 km north-west of Nagoya, 40 km north-west of Maibara, 115 km north-east of Osaka, 75 km north-east of Kyoto, and 65 km east of Maizuru. Among cities on the Sea of Japan coast, Tsuruga is the nearest city to the Pacific Ocean. The distance between Tsuruga and Nagoya is only 115 km. Tsuruga and Nagoya are historically close to Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto.

Economy Tsuruga has a very healthy mixed economy focused on providing services to the Wakasa region, and also features a container port, a bulk terminal, a coal-fired power plant, two textile mills, a large furniture factory, a playground equipment manufacturer, and a Panasonic (Matsushita) facility. Education and energy research also drive the economy. Tsuruga is also known for its two nuclear power facilities - the Monju demonstration nuclear plant and the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant.

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Tsuruga has a population of over 66,123 people. Tsuruga also forms one of the centres of the wider Fukui Prefecture which has a population of over 778,943 people.

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Twin Towns - Sister Cities Tsuruga has links with:

🇯🇵 Mito, Japan 🇰🇷 Donghae, South Korea
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