Sister Cities of the World

Sister cities of Rittō, Shiga

Rittō (栗東市 Rittō-shi) is a city located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. It is well known for Japanese horse racing fans because it is home to the Japan Racing Association's training center and the famous jockey brothers, Yutaka Take and Koshiro Take, were born in Rittō.

As of June 30, 2006, the city has an estimated population of 62,285 and a population density of 1,200 persons per km². The total area is 52.75 km².

The kanji characters for Rittō are "chestnut" (栗; kuri) and "East" (東; higashi), despite the fact that Rittō is both in the west region of Japan and it does not have particularly many chestnut trees. In fact, the "栗" in Rittō doesn't mean chestnuts but refers to Kurita District (太郡; Kurita-gun), a former district that Rittō was located in the east of.

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