Hamakita, Shizuoka

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Hamakita
浜北市
Former municipality
Location of Hamakita in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Hamakita in Shizuoka Prefecture
Hamakita is located in Japan
Hamakita
Hamakita
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°47′35″N 137°47′24″E / 34.79306°N 137.79000°E / 34.79306; 137.79000Coordinates: 34°47′35″N 137°47′24″E / 34.79306°N 137.79000°E / 34.79306; 137.79000
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Shizuoka Prefecture
Merged July 1, 2005
(now part of Hamakita-ku, Hamamatsu)
Area
 • Total 66.64 km2 (25.73 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2005)
 • Total 86,653
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Podocarpus macrophyllus
- Flower Rhododendron
- Bird Japanese White-eye
This article is about the former municipality. For the ward of Hamamatsu of which it became a part, see Hamakita Ward.

Hamakita (浜北市 Hamakita-shi?) was a city located in western Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

On April 1, 2005, the city had an estimated population of 86,653 and a density of 1,300.00 persons per km². The total area was 66.64 km². It is now part of ward of Hamakita when the city of Hamamatsu became a designated city on April 1, 2007.

On July 1, 2005, Hamakita, along with the city of Tenryū, the town of Haruno (from Shūchi District), the towns of Hosoe, Inasa and Mikkabi (all from Inasa District), the towns of Sakuma and Misakubo, the village of Tatsuyama (all from Iwata District), and the towns of Maisaka and Yūtō (both from Hamana District), was merged into the expanded city of Hamamatsu.

The name "Hamakita" is often mistaken to come from "North of the city of Hamamatsu" (浜松市の北). However, when the town of Hamakita was formed, the town took one letter each from the component villages of Hamana Village and Kitahama Village to form the name "Hamakita".

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