Hikata, Chiba

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Hikata
干潟町
Former municipality
Coordinates: 35°43′01″N 140°36′00″E / 35.717°N 140.600°E / 35.717; 140.600Coordinates: 35°43′01″N 140°36′00″E / 35.717°N 140.600°E / 35.717; 140.600
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba Prefecture
District Katori
Merged July 1, 2005
(now part of Asahi)
Area
 • Total 32.44 km2 (12.53 sq mi)
Population (April 2005)
 • Total 8,042
 • Density 248/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Hikata (干潟町 Hikata-machi?) was a town located in Katori District, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

Hikata was formed on April 10, 1954. through the merger of the villages of Kojo, Chowa, and Manzai.

On July 1, 2005, Hikata, along with the towns of Iioka and Unakami (both from Kaijō District), was merged into the expanded city of Asahi, and thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.

In April 2005 (the last data available before its merger into Asahi), the town had an estimated population of 8,042 and a population density of 248 persons per km². Its total area was 32.44 km².

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