Kamisu city hall
Location of Kamisu in Ibaraki Prefecture
|• Total||146.94 km2 (56.73 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||642/km2 (1,660/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Flower||Sarcandra glabra|
|- Bird||Japanese bush warbler|
|Address||4991-5, Mizoguchi, Kamisu-shi, Ibaraki-ken 314-0192|
Kamisu (神栖市 Kamisu-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, 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 is 146.94 square kilometres (56.73 sq mi).
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.
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).
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.
Kamisu has 15 elementary schools, eight middle schools, and four high schools.
- Kamisu is served by the Kashima Rinkai Railway Kashima Rinkō Line, an all-freight railway line. The city does not have any passenger railway service.
Sister city relations
- Ikisu Jinja
Notable people from Kamisu
- Mitsutoshi Furuya – manga artist
- Tsukushi – female professional wrestler
- Naoya Ishigami – professional soccer player
- Keiji Suzuki – judoka
- Takashi Ono – judoka
- Kazuhiko Hosokawa – professional golfer
- Tomi Okawa – table tennis player
- Takashi Nagatsuka – writer, poet
- Akira Kazami – politician
- Atsushi Koyano – scholar of contemporary literature
- "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
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