Miho, Ibaraki

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Miho
美浦村
Village
Miho village hall
Miho village hall
Flag of Miho
Flag
Official seal of Miho
Seal
Location of Miho in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Miho in Ibaraki Prefecture
北緯36度0分16.3秒東経140度18分6.8秒
北緯36度0分16.3秒東経140度18分6.8秒
Miho
 
Coordinates: 36°0′16.3″N 140°18′6.8″E / 36.004528°N 140.301889°E / 36.004528; 140.301889Coordinates: 36°0′16.3″N 140°18′6.8″E / 36.004528°N 140.301889°E / 36.004528; 140.301889
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
District Inashiki
Area
 • Total 66.61 km2 (25.72 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 15,911
 • Density 240/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Wild cherry tree
- Flower Golden-rayed lily
Phone number 029-885-0340
Address 1515 Ukeryo, Miho-mura, Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki-ken 300-0492
Website Official website

Miho (美浦村, Miho-mura?) is a town located in Inashiki District, Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the village had an estimated population of 15,977 and a population density of 240 persons per km². Its total area was 66.61 km².

Geography[edit]

Located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture, Miho is bordered by Lake Kasumigaura to the north and east.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The villages of Kihara and Anju were created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The two villages were merged to form the village of Miho on April 1, 1955.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Miho is primarily agricultural, including aquaculture on Lake Kasumigaura.

Education[edit]

  • Miho has three elementary schools and one middle school and one special education school

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Miho is not served by any passenger train service.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • site of Kihara Castle
  • Akadaira Shell Midden

International relations[edit]

Noted people from Miho[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Miho, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons