Ibaraki, Ibaraki

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Ibaraki
茨城町
Town
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
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
District HIgashiibaraki
Area
 • Total 121.58 km2 (46.94 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 32,924
 • Density 271/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 029-292-1111
Address 1080 Ozutsumi, Ibaraki-machi, Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki-ken 311-3192
Website Official website

Ibaraki (茨城町 Ibaraki-machi?) is a town located in Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of 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 was 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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