Hokota, Ibaraki

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Hokota
鉾田市
City
Flag of Hokota
Flag
Location of Hokota in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Hokota in Ibaraki Prefecture
Hokota is located in Japan
Hokota
Hokota
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°10′N 140°31′E / 36.167°N 140.517°E / 36.167; 140.517Coordinates: 36°10′N 140°31′E / 36.167°N 140.517°E / 36.167; 140.517
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yasuhei Onizawa (since November 2005)
Area
 • Total 203.90 km2 (78.73 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2012)
 • Total 50,471
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Cherry blossom
- Flower Sunflower
- Bird Cettia diphone
Address 1444-1 Hokota, Hokota-shi, Ibaraki-ken
311-1592
Phone number 0291-33-2111
Website www.city.hokota.lg.jp

Hokota (鉾田市 Hokota-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

As of March 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 50,471, with 17,336 households and a population density of 247.53 persons per km². The total area is 203.90 km².

The modern city of Hokota was established on October 11, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Hokota, and the villages of Asahi and Taiyō (all from Kashima District).

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