Hitachiōmiya, Ibaraki

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Hitachiōmiya
常陸大宮市
City
Hitachiōmiya city hall
Hitachiōmiya city hall
Flag of Hitachiōmiya
Flag
Official seal of Hitachiōmiya
Seal
Location of Hitachiōmiya in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Hitachiōmiya in Ibaraki Prefecture
Hitachiōmiya is located in Japan
Hitachiōmiya
Hitachiōmiya
 
Coordinates: 36°32′33.1″N 140°24′39.2″E / 36.542528°N 140.410889°E / 36.542528; 140.410889Coordinates: 36°32′33.1″N 140°24′39.2″E / 36.542528°N 140.410889°E / 36.542528; 140.410889
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 348.45 km2 (134.54 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 42,438
 • Density 122/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Rose
- Bird Common kingfisher
Phone number 0295-52-1111
Address 3135-6 Nakatomi-chō, Hitachiōmiya-shi, Ibaraki-ken 319-2292
Website Official website

Hitachiōmiya (常陸大宮市 Hitachiōmiya-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 42,438 and a population density of 122 persons per km². Its total area was 348.45 square kilometres (134.54 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Hitachiōmiya is located in northeastern Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Tochigi Prefecture to the west. The Naka River and the Kuji River flows though the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The town of Ōmiya was created within Naka District with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The city of Hitachiōmiya was established on October 16, 2004, from the merger of Ōmiya with the neighboring the villages of Miwa and Ogawa (all from Naka District), the town of Yamagata, and the village of Gozenyama (both from Higashiibaraki District).

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Hitachiōmiya has 11 elementary schools, five middle schools, and two high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Notable people from Hitachiōmiya[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Hitachiōmiya, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons