Ibaraki, Ibaraki

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Ibaraki

茨城町
Ibaraki town office
Ibaraki town office
Flag of Ibaraki
Flag
Official seal of Ibaraki
Seal
Location of Ibaraki in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Ibaraki in Ibaraki Prefecture
Ibaraki is located in Japan
Ibaraki
Ibaraki
 
Coordinates: 36°17′12.8″N 140°25′28.3″E / 36.286889°N 140.424528°E / 36.286889; 140.424528Coordinates: 36°17′12.8″N 140°25′28.3″E / 36.286889°N 140.424528°E / 36.286889; 140.424528
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureIbaraki Prefecture
DistrictHIgashiibaraki
Area
 • Total121.58 km2 (46.94 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2015)
 • Total32,924
 • Density271/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePrunus mume
- FlowerSakura
- BirdJapanese bush warbler
Phone number029-292-1111
Address1080 Ozutsumi, Ibaraki-machi, Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki-ken 311-3192
Websitehttp://www.town.ibaraki.lg.jp/

Ibaraki (茨城町, Ibaraki-machi) is a town located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 32,924, and a population density of 271 persons per km2. Its total area is 121.58 km2.

Geography[edit]

Located in central Ibaraki Prefecture, Ibaraki is located in the flatlands near the Pacific Ocean, and almost encompasses Lake Hinuma, the 30th largest body of freshwater in Japan.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The villages of Nagaoka, Kawane, Kaminoai and Ishizaki were created within Higashiibaraki District and the village of Numasaki was created within Kashima District with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Nagaoka was elevated to town status on February 11, 1955 and merged with Kawane and Kaminoai to form the town of Ibaraki the same day. Ibaraki annexed neighboring Ishizaki on March 5, 1958. The town was set to merge with Mito, on December 8, 2007, but following the election of a new mayor in April 2007, these plans were abandoned.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Ibaraki has six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Ibaraki is not served by any passenger train service.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Hinuma Hydrangea Festival
  • Ibaraki Festival

External links[edit]

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