Location of Naka in Ibaraki Prefecture
|• Mayor||Toru Umino (since February 2011)|
|• Total||97.80 km2 (37.76 sq mi)|
|Population (March 1, 2012)|
|• Density||571.16/km2 (1,479.3/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Yaezakura (Cherry blossom)|
|Address||Fukuda 1819-５, Naka City, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県那珂市福田1819－５)
|Website||City of Naka|
- March 31, 1955 - One town and 6 villages were merged to become the town of Naka (from Naka District). The town was the 4th largest population within the prefecture, following the town of Kamisu (from Kashima District), the town of Sōwa (from Sashima District), and the town of Ami (from Inashiki District).
- January 21, 2005 - Naka absorbed the town of Urizura (from Naka District) to become the city of Naka. The area of the pre-merger of the town was 83.14 km² with a population of at least 46,000 people.
Points of interest
- The Japan Atomic Energy Agency operates a Fusion research facility in the town, which houses the JT-60, one of the premiere tokamak fusion reactors in the world.
- Ibaraki Botanical Garden
- Kiuchi Brewery
- Kasamatsu Park and Stadium
- Shizumine Furusato Park
Naka is serviced by the Suigun Line of the East Japan Railway Company. The Suigun Line splits from Kami-Sugaya Station: The Main Line and the Hitachi-Ōta Branch. There are nine stations in the city: Godai Station, Shimo-Sugaya Station, Naka-Sugaya Station, Kami-Sugaya Station, Hitachi-Kōnosu Station, Urizura Station, and Shizu Station on the Main Line as well as Minami-Sakaide Station and Nukada Station on the Hitachi-Ota branch. The city also has a major expressway running through it, the Jōban Expressway, which is operated by the East Nippon Expressway Company.
Media related to Naka, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons
- Naka City official website (Japanese)
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