Ibaraki town office
Location of Ibaraki in Ibaraki Prefecture
|• Total||121.58 km2 (46.94 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||271/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Prunus mume|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||1080 Ozutsumi, Ibaraki-machi, Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki-ken 311-3192|
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.
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.
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.
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- Ibaraki has six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
- Ibaraki is not served by any passenger train service.
- Kita-Kantō Expressway – Ibarakimachi-Nishi IC, Ibarakimachi JCT, Ibarakimachi-Higashi IC
- Higashi-Kantō Expressway – Ibaraki Kuko Kita IC, Ibarakimachi IC
- Japan National Route 6
- Hinuma Hydrangea Festival
- Ibaraki Festival
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- Official website (Japanese)