Chikusei, Ibaraki

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Chikusei
筑西市
City
Flag of Chikusei
Flag
Location of Chikusei in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Chikusei in Ibaraki Prefecture
Chikusei is located in Japan
Chikusei
Chikusei
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°18′N 139°59′E / 36.300°N 139.983°E / 36.300; 139.983Coordinates: 36°18′N 139°59′E / 36.300°N 139.983°E / 36.300; 139.983
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Shigeru Sudo
Area
 • Total 205.35 km2 (79.29 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2012)
 • Total 107,228
 • Density 522.17/km2 (1,352.4/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Japanese pear and cosmos
- Bird Swallow
Address 732-1 Shimonakayama, Chikusei-shi, Ibaraki-ken
308-8616
Phone number 0296-24-2111
Website Chikusei City

Chikusei (筑西市 Chikusei-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

The modern city of Chikusei was established on March 28, 2005, from the merger of the city of Shimodate, and towns of Akeno, Kyōwa and Sekijō (all from Makabe District).

As of March 1, 2012 population data, the city has an estimated population of 107,228, with 35,500 households and a population density of 522.17 persons per km². The total area is 205.35 km².

Chikusei City is in the west of Ibaraki Prefecture and is located on the west side of Mt. Tsukuba. Chikusei City consists of the former city of Shimodate and the former towns of Akeno, Kyōwa and Sekijō (all from Makabe District). They were merged on March 28, 2005. The population of Chikusei City is about 110,000. There are two rivers in the city, Kinu-gawa and Kokai-gawa. The city is surrounded by nature. A well-balanced city, it develops farming, industry, and commerce. Special products of Chikusei City include koshihikari (rice), nashi (pears), small watermelons, cucumbers, strawberries, and tomatoes.

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