Location of Moriya in Ibaraki Prefecture
|• Mayor||Shinichi Aida (since 1992, former Moriya Town)|
|• Total||35.63 km2 (13.76 sq mi)|
|Population (May 1, 2011)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Lilium auratum|
|- Bird||Bambosicola theracicus|
|Address||Okashiwa 950-1, Moriya City, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県守谷市大柏950番１号)
|Website||City of Moriya|
The modern city of Moriya was founded on February 2, 2002 when the former town of Moriya (from Kitasōma District) was elevated to city status; therefore, leaving Kitasōma District.
The city is surrounded by three rivers, one of them the Tone, one of the longest rivers in Japan. In August 2005, the new Tsukuba Express train line connecting Akihabara, Tokyo to Tsukuba, Ibaraki was completed. Moriya is station #15 on this new line, approximately 35 minutes to central Tokyo.
Current mayor is Shinichi Aida, since December 1992.
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