Ami, Ibaraki

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Ami
阿見町
Town
Ami town office
Ami town office
Flag of Ami
Flag
Official seal of Ami
Seal
Location of Ami in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Ami in Ibaraki Prefecture
Ami is located in Japan
Ami
Ami
 
Coordinates: 36°1′50.9″N 140°12′53.4″E / 36.030806°N 140.214833°E / 36.030806; 140.214833Coordinates: 36°1′50.9″N 140°12′53.4″E / 36.030806°N 140.214833°E / 36.030806; 140.214833
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
District Inashiki
Area
 • Total 71.40 km2 (27.57 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 48,019
 • Density 673/km2 (1,740/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0296-48-1111
Address 1-1-1 Chuo, Ami-machi, Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki-ken 300-0332
Website http://www.town.ami.lg.jp/

Ami (阿見町, Ami-machi) is a town located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 48,019, and a population density of 673 persons per km². Its total area is 71.40 km².

Geography[edit]

Located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture, Ami is bordered to the north by Lake Kasumigaura

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, the area around Ami was part of Hitachi Province. The villages of Ami, Kimihara, Asahi and Funashima were created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. In 1921, the Imperial Japanese Navy established a naval aviation training base at Ami, with floatplane operations on nearby Kasumigaura. Zeppelin operations also began from 1929. In 1937, the Youth Aviation Squadron was transferred from Yokosuka. The base was repeated bombed in 1944 and 1945 during World War II, with the attack on June 10, 1945 killing over 300 people. On April 1, 1955, the villages of Ami, Kimihara and Asahi merged to form the town of Ami. Most of the village of Funashima joined on April 20, 1955.

Economy[edit]

Ami has a mixed economy. Agriculture remains predominant; however, there are also numerous factories for chemicals, light manufacturing and electronics.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Ami is not served by any passenger train service. The nearest stations are Tsuchiura and Arakawaoki in neighboring Tsuchiura.

Highway[edit]

Military facilities[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • site of Jojo Castle
  • Yokaren Peace Memorial Museum
  • Ami Premium Outlet Shopping Center

International relations[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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