Goka, Ibaraki

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Goka
五霞町
Town
Goka Town Hall
Goka Town Hall
Flag of Goka
Flag
Official seal of Goka
Seal
Location of Goka in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Goka in Ibaraki Prefecture
Goka is located in Japan
Goka
Goka
 
Coordinates: 36°06′52″N 139°44′42.5″E / 36.11444°N 139.745139°E / 36.11444; 139.745139Coordinates: 36°06′52″N 139°44′42.5″E / 36.11444°N 139.745139°E / 36.11444; 139.745139
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Ibaraki
District Sashima
Area
 • Total 23.11 km2 (8.92 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 8,812
 • Density 381/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Canna
- Bird Eurasian skylark
Phone number 0280-84-1111
Address 1162-1 Kofukuda, Goka-machi, Sashima-gun, Ibaraki-ken 306-0392
Website Official website

Goka (五霞町 Goka-machi?) is a town located in Sashima District, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 8,812 and a population density 381 persons per km². The total area was 23.11  km².

Geography[edit]

Goka is located in the flatlands in the very western portion of Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Saitama Prefecture to the west and south. The Tone River, along with the Edo River and Naka River pass through the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Goka was part of Shimosa Province and was transferred to Ibaraki Prefecture in 1875 after the start of the Meiji period. The area was organized into the village of Goka within Nishikatsuragi District, Ibaraki Prefecture with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The district was abolished in 1896, becoming part of Sashima District.

Goka was raised to town status on June 1, 1996.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Goka has two elementary schools and one middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

At present, the town is not served by any passenger railway line. The nearest station is Kurihashi on the JR East’s Tohoku Main Line.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

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