Jōsō, Ibaraki

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Jōsō
常総市
City
Flag of Jōsō
Flag
Location of Jōsō in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Jōsō in Ibaraki Prefecture
Jōsō is located in Japan
Jōsō
Jōsō
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°1′N 140°0′E / 36.017°N 140.000°E / 36.017; 140.000Coordinates: 36°1′N 140°0′E / 36.017°N 140.000°E / 36.017; 140.000
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 79.68 km2 (30.76 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 42,342
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website City of Jōsō

Jōsō (常総市 Jōsō-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded as Mitsukaido on July 10, 1954.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 42,342 and a population density of 531.40 persons per km². The total area is 79.68 km².

On January 1, 2006, Mitsukaido (at that time) absorbed the town of Ishige (from Yūki District). Then the city officially changed their name to Jōsō on the same day.

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