Hokota, Ibaraki

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Hokota
鉾田市
City
Hokota city hall
Hokota city hall
Flag of Hokota
Flag
Official seal of Hokota
Seal
Location of Hokota in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Hokota in Ibaraki Prefecture
Hokota is located in Japan
Hokota
Hokota
 
Coordinates: 36°9′31.2″N 140°30′59.1″E / 36.158667°N 140.516417°E / 36.158667; 140.516417Coordinates: 36°9′31.2″N 140°30′59.1″E / 36.158667°N 140.516417°E / 36.158667; 140.516417
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 207.61 km2 (80.16 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 47,396
 • Density 228/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Sunflower
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0291-33-2111
Address 1444-1 Hokota, Hokota-shi, Ibaraki-ken 311-1592
Website Official website

Hokota (鉾田市 Hokota-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 47,396 and a population density of 228 persons per km². Its total area was 207.61 square kilometres (80.16 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Hokota is located in central Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east. It is approximately 90 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The town of Hokota was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The city of Hokota was established on October 11, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Hokota, and the villages of Asahi and Taiyō (all from Kashima District).

Economy[edit]

The economy of Hokota is primarily agricultural, with melons as a major cash crop.

Education[edit]

  • Hokota has 20 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Otake Beach
  • Kashima Littoral Park

Notable people from Hokota[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Hokota, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons