Hitachiōta, Ibaraki

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Hitachiōta
常陸太田市
City
Hitachiōta city hall
Hitachiōta city hall
Flag of Hitachiōta
Flag
Official seal of Hitachiōta
Seal
Location of Hitachiōta in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Hitachiōta in Ibaraki Prefecture
Hitachiōta is located in Japan
Hitachiōta
Hitachiōta
 
Coordinates: 36°32′17.8″N 140°31′51.3″E / 36.538278°N 140.530917°E / 36.538278; 140.530917Coordinates: 36°32′17.8″N 140°31′51.3″E / 36.538278°N 140.530917°E / 36.538278; 140.530917
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 371.99 km2 (143.63 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 52,109
 • Density 140/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Kerria japonica
- Bird Alcedo atthis
Phone number 0294-72-3111
Address 3690 Kanai-chō, Hitachiōta-shi, Ibaraki-ken  313-8611
Website Official website

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).

Geography[edit]

Hitachiōta is located in northeastern Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Fukushima Prefecture to the north.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Hitachiōta has 14 elementary schools, eight middle schools, and three high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Bontenyama Kofun cluster
  • site of Ota Castle
  • Kawanakago onsen

Notable people from Hitachiōta[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Hitachiōta, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons