Inashiki, Ibaraki

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Inashiki
稲敷市
City
Inashiki city hall
Inashiki city hall
Flag of Inashiki
Flag
Official seal of Inashiki
Seal
Location of Inashiki in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Inashiki in Ibaraki Prefecture
Inashiki is located in Japan
Inashiki
Inashiki
 
Coordinates: 35°57′23.52″N 140°19′26.2″E / 35.9565333°N 140.323944°E / 35.9565333; 140.323944Coordinates: 35°57′23.52″N 140°19′26.2″E / 35.9565333°N 140.323944°E / 35.9565333; 140.323944
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 205.81 km2 (79.46 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 43,178
 • Density 210/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 029-892-2000
Address 3277-1 Edosaki, Inashiki-shi, Ibaraki-ken 300-0595
Website Official website
Inashiki

Inashiki (稲敷市 Inashiki-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 43,178 and a population density of 210 persons per km². Its total area was 205.81 square kilometres (79.46 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Inashiki is located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Lake Kasumigaura to the north and Chiba Prefecture to the south. It is approximately 90 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The city of Inashiki was established on March 22, 2005, from the merger of the towns of Azuma, Edosaki and Shintone, and the village of Sakuragawa (all from Inashiki District). On February 21, 2014, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck 8 kilometers east of Inashiki.[1]

Economy[edit]

The economy of Inashiki is primarily agricultural, with rice, broccoli, lotus root, kabocha pumpkins as major cash crops.

Education[edit]

  • Inashiki has 16 elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Inashiki has no passenger railway services.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Edosaki Gion Festival

International relations[edit]

Notable people from Inashiki[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M4.7 - 8km E of Inashiki, Japan 2014-02-21 22:31:11 UTC". USGS. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

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