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Tsubata is located near the middle of Ishikawa Prefecture. It plays an important role as a crossroads between the Kaga region, the Noto region, and Toyama Prefecture.
Tsubata’s total area is 110.44 square kilometers. To the east, valleys and dales branch out through the low hills, while a flat plain 2-3 kilometers in width spreads out to the west.
Approximately 37,000 people reside in Tsubata. Beginning in 1970, the population grew by a modest 1% every year. Following the start of the Heisei Era in 1989, the rate of population growth increased. According to year 2000 census results, Tsubata’s total population increase and population growth rate were the highest in the prefecture.
In the center of town limits lies Ishikawa Prefecture Forest Park, the largest park of its kind on the island of Honshu. Kahoku Lagoon, the largest lagoon in the prefecture, is located in southwest Tsubata. Located on the boarder of Tsubata and Toyama Prefecture is Kurikara Pass, where general Kiso no Yoshinaka is said to have used “The Fire Bull Plan” to defeat his enemies in the Battle of Kurikara.