Kasumigaura, Ibaraki

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Kasumigaura
かすみがうら市
City
Flag of Kasumigaura
Flag
Location of Kasumigaura in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Kasumigaura in Ibaraki Prefecture
Kasumigaura is located in Japan
Kasumigaura
Kasumigaura
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°9′N 140°14′E / 36.150°N 140.233°E / 36.150; 140.233Coordinates: 36°9′N 140°14′E / 36.150°N 140.233°E / 36.150; 140.233
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Mitsuaki Miyashima (since July 2010)
Area
 • Total 118.77 km2 (45.86 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2012)
 • Total 43,616
 • Density 367.23/km2 (951.1/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Chestnut
- Flower Hydrangea
- Bird Cettia diphone
Address Kamitsuchida 461, Kasumigaura City, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県かすみがうら市上土田461番地)
315-8512
Phone number 81-(0)299-59-2111
Website City of Kasumigaura

Kasumigaura (かすみがうら市 Kasumigaura-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

The modern city of Kasumigaura was established on March 28, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Kasumigaura, absorbing the town of Chiyoda (both from Niihari District).

The city takes its name from the nearby lake, Lake Kasumigaura (霞ヶ浦). The city has the distinction of having the longest name in Japan (in terms of the number of characters used), together with Ichikikushikino and Tsukubamirai.

As of March 1, 2012 population data, the city has an estimated population of 43,616, with 15,941 households and a population density of 367.23 persons per km². The total area is 118.77 km².

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