Tosa, Kōchi

is a city located in Kōchi, Japan.

As of October 31, 2007, the city has an estimated population of 29,782 and the density of 325 persons per km². The total area is 91.59 km².

Most frequently, the area of the Kochi Province's formal original name is Tosa, not to be confused with the name of this area. Tosa can mean the province, as well as the rural area that Kochi, Nankoku, and several other towns "sit" on.

The city was founded on January 1, 1959.

The character Kotaru Hotta of the anime series Princess Nine hails from this town.


Tosa is located in central Kōchi Prefecture, and faces the Shikoku Mountain Range to the north and Pacific Ocean to the south. The Niyodo River flows through the Takaoka Plain in the town, where rice is grown.

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Since July 15, 1978


Since August 5, 1989

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