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Chiba, Qian Xie Shi / Chiba Shi, Japanese: [tciba]), is Japan's capital city. It is located approximately 40 km (25 miles) east of Tokyo's centre on Tokyo Bay.  The city became a government-designated city in 1992. It had a population of 979,768, and a density of 3,605 per km2. It covers 271.77 km2 (104.93 sq mi).
Chiba City is one of the Kantō region's primary seaports, and is home to Chiba Port, which handles one of the highest volumes of cargo in Japan. Much of the city is residential, although there are many factories and warehouses along the coast. There are several major urban centres in the city, including Makuhari, a prime waterfront business district in which Makuhari Messe is located, and Central Chiba, in which the prefectural government office and the city hall are located.
The Chiba Urban Monorail is the longest suspended monorail in existence. Popular destinations include Kasori Shell Midden (134,000m2 (160,000 sq.yd), Inage Beach (the first artificial beach in Japan), Inage Beach (the longest artificial beach) and Chiba City Zoological Park. The red panda Futa is a popular attraction in Chiba.