Hirata Village Hall
Location of Hirata in Fukushima Prefecture
|• Total||93.53 km2 (36.11 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2014)|
|• Density||68.9/km2 (178/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Pinus densiflora|
|- Bird||Oriental turtle dove|
|Address||34 Nagata Hiromachi, Hirata-mura, Ishikawa-gun, Fukushima-ken 963-8292|
Hirata (平田村 Hirata-mura?) is a village located in Ishikawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the village had an estimated population of 6,445 and a population density of 68.9 persons per km². The total area was 93.53 square kilometres (36.1 sq mi).
Hirata is located in southeast Fukushima prefecture, approximately halfway between the cities of Iwaki and Kōriyama. The landscape consists of rolling hills with an altitude of between 500 and 700 meters.
- Rivers: Abukuma River
The village of Hirata was formed on March 31, 1955 through the merger of the villages of Yomogida and Odaira.
The economy of Hirata is primarily based on agriculture.
- Fukushima Prefectural Ono Higher Hirata High School
- Hirata Yomogida High School
- Hirata Odaira Middle School
- Hirata Yomogida School
- Hirata Odaira Elementary School
- Hirata is not served by any train stations
- Site of Yomogida Castle
- Shibazakura Matsuri
- Komagata Jangara Nembutsu Folk Dance
Media related to Hirata, Fukushima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)