Kamisu, Ibaraki

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Kamisu
神栖市
City
Kamisu city hall
Kamisu city hall
Flag of Kamisu
Flag
Official seal of Kamisu
Seal
Location of Kamisu in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Kamisu in Ibaraki Prefecture
Kamisu is located in Japan
Kamisu
Kamisu
 
Coordinates: 35°53′23.8″N 140°39′52.3″E / 35.889944°N 140.664528°E / 35.889944; 140.664528Coordinates: 35°53′23.8″N 140°39′52.3″E / 35.889944°N 140.664528°E / 35.889944; 140.664528
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 146.94 km2 (56.73 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 94,281
 • Density 642/km2 (1,660/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Podocarpaceae
- Flower Sarcandra glabra
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0299-90-1111
Address 4991-5, Mizoguchi, Kamisu-shi, Ibaraki-ken 314-0192
Website Official website
Industry and harbour of Kamisu

Kamisu (神栖市 Kamisu-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 94,281 and a population density of 642 persons per km². Its total area was 146.94 square kilometres (56.73 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kamisu is located in the extreme southeastern portion of Ibaraki Prefecture. The city forms a rough triangle, with Chiba Prefecture on the western side and the Pacific Ocean on the east. The Tone River flows through the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Kamisu was established within Kashima District by the merger of the villages of Ikisu and Karuno on March 1, 1955. It was elevated to town status on January 1, 1970. The city of Kamisu was established on August 1, 2005, from the merger of the town of Kamisu and the town of Hasaki (also from Kashima District).

Economy[edit]

Kamisu has a large industrial base, with many chemical, petrochemical, specialty chemical plants, and refineries. The city is part of the Kashima Rinkai Industrial Zone. The Kashima Power Station is also located in Kamisu.

Education[edit]

Kamisu has 15 elementary schools, eight middle schools, and four high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Seaport[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Ikisu Jinja

Notable people from Kamisu[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

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