Hirata, Fukushima

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Hirata
平田村
Village
Hirata Village Hall
Hirata Village Hall
Flag of Hirata
Flag
Official seal of Hirata
Seal
Location of Hirata in Fukushima Prefecture
Location of Hirata in Fukushima Prefecture
Hirata is located in Japan
Hirata
Hirata
 
Coordinates: 37°13′5″N 140°34′13″E / 37.21806°N 140.57028°E / 37.21806; 140.57028Coordinates: 37°13′5″N 140°34′13″E / 37.21806°N 140.57028°E / 37.21806; 140.57028
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Fukushima Prefecture
District Ishikawa District
Area
 • Total 93.53 km2 (36.11 sq mi)
Population (November 2014)
 • Total 6,445
 • Density 68.9/km2 (178/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus densiflora
- Flower Dandelion
- Bird Oriental turtle dove
Phone number 0247-55-3111
Address 34 Nagata Hiromachi, Hirata-mura, Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-8292
Website Official HP

Hirata (平田村 Hirata-mura?) is a village located in Ishikawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the village had an estimated population of 6,445 and a population density of 68.9 persons per km². The total area was 93.53 square kilometres (36.1 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Hirata is located in southeast Fukushima prefecture, approximately halfway between. The cities of Iwaki and Kōriyama. The landscape consists of rolling hills with an altitude of between 500 and 700 meters.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Hirata was part of ancient Mutsu Province. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

The village of Hirata was formed on March 31, 1955 through the merger of the villages of Yomogida and Odaira.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Hirata is primarily based on agriculture.

Education[edit]

  • Fukushima Prefectural Ono Higher Hirata High School
  • Hirata Yomogida High School
  • Hirata Odaira Middle School
  • Hirata Yomogida School
  • Hirata Odaira Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Hirata is not served by an train stations

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Site of Yomogida Castle
  • Shibazakura Matsuri
  • Komagata Jangara Nembutsu Folk Dance

External links[edit]

Media related to Hirata, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons