Akita is the central city of Japan, the administrative center of the prefecture of the same name. The area of the city is 905.67 km², the population is 318 926 people (August 1, 2014), the population density is 352.14 people / km².
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Akita is located in the western part of the prefecture. It is one of the largest settlements in the Tohoku region. It arose on the basis of a near-castle settlement of the rulers of the principality of Kubota and the port of Tsuchizaki, intended for merchant ships of the Sea of Japan.
In the center of the city there are commercial and commercial areas, in the north - the port and thermal power plant, and in the south - the airport. Also, on the territory of the city, in the Yabase region, there are the largest oil fields in Japan, the use of which has so far been suspended.
Akita is famous for its "Akita beauties", high-quality sake and the highest consumption rates in all of Japan.