Bandō, Ibaraki

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Bandō
坂東市
City
Flag of Bandō
Flag
Location of Bandō in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Bandō in Ibaraki Prefecture
Bandō is located in Japan
Bandō
Bandō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°3′N 139°53′E / 36.050°N 139.883°E / 36.050; 139.883Coordinates: 36°3′N 139°53′E / 36.050°N 139.883°E / 36.050; 139.883
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Eiichi Yoshihara (since April 2009)
Area
 • Total 123.18 km2 (47.56 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 56,015
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Tea
- Bird Cettia diphone
Address Iwai 4365, Bando City, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県坂東市岩井4365番地)
306-0692
Phone number 81-(0)297-35-2121
Website City of Bandō

Bandō (坂東市 Bandō-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 56,015, with 18,000 households and a population density of 454.74 persons per km². The total area is 123.18 km².

The modern city of Bandō was established on March 22, 2005, from the merger of the city of Iwai, and the town of Sashima (from Sashima District).

Current mayor is Eiichi Yoshihara, who elected by Bando mayor election on April 2009, and former Iwai mayor since April 1978 to April 1994.[citation needed]

Notable people from Bandō[edit]

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