Ushiku, Ibaraki

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Flag of Ushiku
Location of Ushiku in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Ushiku in Ibaraki Prefecture
Ushiku is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°59′N 140°9′E / 35.983°N 140.150°E / 35.983; 140.150Coordinates: 35°59′N 140°9′E / 35.983°N 140.150°E / 35.983; 140.150
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
 • Mayor Katsuyuki Ikenobe (since October 2003)
 • Total 58.88 km2 (22.73 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 81,532
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus fragrans
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Cettia diphone
Address Chuo 3-15-1, Ushiku City, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県牛久市中央3丁目15番1号)
Phone number 81-(0)29-873-2111
Website City of Ushiku

Ushiku (牛久市 Ushiku-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 81,532 and a population density of 1,380 persons per km². The total area is 58.88 km².

The city was founded on June 1, 1986, and is home to one of the world's tallest statues, the Ushiku Daibutsu. Additional attractions include Chateau Kamiya, a wine chateau started in 1901, and Lake Ushiku, a scenic lake that is said to be the birthplace of the mythical Kappa (folklore) beast.

It is also the location of the East Japan Immigration Control Center. Two detainees committed suicide in 2010. [1]

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