Itako, Ibaraki

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Itako
潮来市
City
Maekawa Iris Park
Maekawa Iris Park
Flag of Itako
Flag
Location of Itako in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Itako in Ibaraki Prefecture
Itako is located in Japan
Itako
Itako
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°56′38″N 140°33′31″E / 35.94389°N 140.55861°E / 35.94389; 140.55861Coordinates: 35°56′38″N 140°33′31″E / 35.94389°N 140.55861°E / 35.94389; 140.55861
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Chiharu Matsuta (since March 2007)
Area
 • Total 71.41 km2 (27.57 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2011)
 • Total 30,234
 • Density 423.39/km2 (1,096.6/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Populus
- Flower Iris
- Bird Great Reed Warbler
Address 626 Tsuji, Itako-shi, Ibaraki-ken
311-2493
Phone number 0299-63-1111
Website City of Itako

Itako (潮来市 Itako-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

As of November 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 30,458 and a population density of 426.52 persons per km². The total area is 71.41 km².

The modern city of Itako was established on April 1, 2001, from the merger of the former town of Itako, absorbing the town of Ushibori (both from Namegata District).[1]

It is known for its annual iris festival (the Itako Ayame Matsuri).

Aerial view of small part of Itako

References[edit]

  1. ^ "潮来市の沿革". Itako official website (in Japanese). Itako City. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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