Shimotsuma, Ibaraki

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Shimotsuma
下妻市
City
Flag of Shimotsuma
Flag
Location of Shimotsuma in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Shimotsuma in Ibaraki Prefecture
Shimotsuma is located in Japan
Shimotsuma
Shimotsuma
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°11′N 139°58′E / 36.183°N 139.967°E / 36.183; 139.967Coordinates: 36°11′N 139°58′E / 36.183°N 139.967°E / 36.183; 139.967
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Motoharu Inaba (since April 2010)
Area
 • Total 80.88 km2 (31.23 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2012)
 • Total 55,015
 • Density 550.15/km2 (1,424.9/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Pinus
- Flower Chrysanthemum
Address Honjyo-cho 2-22, Shimotsuma City Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県下妻市本城町2丁目22号)
304-8501
Phone number 81-(0)296-43-2111
Website City of Shimotsuma
Shimotsuma Station

Shimotsuma (下妻市 Shimotsuma-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on June 1, 1954.

As of March 1, 2012, the estimated population was 55,015, with 14,928 households and a population density of 550.15 persons per km². The total area is 80.88 km².

On January 1, 2006, the village of Chiyokawa (from Yūki District) was merged into Shimotsuma.

The Joso Line railway has a station in Shimotsuma which opened on November 1, 1913.[1]

The city is the setting of Takemoto Novala's novel Shimotsuma Monogatari (also known as Kamikaze Girls), and the manga and film of that name. The movie was filmed on location in Shimotsuma.

The city is also home to the famed Tsukuba Circuit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joso Line". Kanto Railway-Stations. Retrieved 2007-06-20. 

External links[edit]

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