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Hitachiōta city hall
Location of Hitachiōta in Ibaraki Prefecture
|• Total||371.99 km2 (143.63 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||140/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Zelkova serrata|
|- Flower||Kerria japonica|
|- Bird||Alcedo atthis|
|Address||3690 Kanai-chō, Hitachiōta-shi, Ibaraki-ken 313-8611|
Hitachiōta (常陸太田市 Hitachiōta-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 52,109 and a population density of 140 persons per km². Its total area was 371.99 square kilometres (143.63 sq mi).
Hitachiōta is located in northeastern Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Fukushima Prefecture to the north.
The town of Ota was established with the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to city status on July 15, 1954. On December 1, 2004, the town of Kanasagō, and the villages of Satomi and Suifu (all from Kuji District) were merged into Hitachiōta, more than tripling its size and increasing its population by about 20,000.
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Hitachiōta has 14 elementary schools, eight middle schools, and three high schools.
- Jōban Expressway – Hitachi-minamiōta IC
- Japan National Route 293
- Japan National Route 349
- Japan National Route 461
- Bontenyama Kofun cluster
- site of Ota Castle
- Kawanakago onsen
Notable people from Hitachiōta
Media related to Hitachiōta, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)