Matsudo is a city in northern Chiba Prefecture, Japan., the city has an estimated population of 483,796 and a population density of 7,880 persons per km2. The total area was 61.38sqkm.GeographyMatsudo is located in the far northwestern corner of Chiba Prefecture, bordered by the Edogawa River to the west.Neighboring municipalitiesChiba Prefecture IchikawaKashiwaNagareyamaKamagayaSaitama Prefecture Misato (city)Tokyo Edogawa-kuKatsushika-kuHistoryThe area around Matsudo has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and archaeologists have found remains from the Jōmon period, as well as burial tumuli from the Kofun period. During the Edo period, the area was tenryō controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate, and contained a number of horse ranches providing war horses for the Shogun’s armies. It also developed as a post station on the Mito Kaido connecting Edo with Mito. After the Meiji Restoration, Matsudo Town was created in Higashikatsushika District Chiba Prefecture in 1878. Matsudo attained city status on October 1, 1943.