Naka, Ibaraki

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Flag of Naka
Location of Naka in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Naka in Ibaraki Prefecture
Naka is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°27′N 140°29′E / 36.450°N 140.483°E / 36.450; 140.483Coordinates: 36°27′N 140°29′E / 36.450°N 140.483°E / 36.450; 140.483
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
 • Mayor Toru Umino (since February 2011)
 • Total 97.80 km2 (37.76 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2015)
 • Total 55,635
 • Density 571.16/km2 (1,479.3/sq mi)
 • Tree Yaezakura (Cherry blossom)
 • Flower Sunflower
 • Bird Swan
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address Fukuda 1819-5, Naka City, Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県那珂市福田1819-5)

Naka (那珂市 Naka-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

The modern city of Naka was established on January 21, 2005, from the merger of the former town of Naka, absorbing the town of Urizura (both from Naka District).

As of March 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 55,859, with 21,092 households and a population density of 571.16 persons per km². The total area is 97.80 km².


  • March 31, 1955 - One town and 6 villages were merged to become the town of Naka (from Naka District). The town was the 4th largest population within the prefecture, following the town of Kamisu (from Kashima District), the town of Sōwa (from Sashima District), and the town of Ami (from Inashiki District).
  • January 21, 2005 - Naka absorbed the town of Urizura (from Naka District) to become the city of Naka. The area of the pre-merger of the town was 83.14 km² with a population of at least 46,000 people.

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Naka is sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International with:


The city contains the home stadium of professional football team Mito HollyHock through 2008.


Naka is serviced by the Suigun Line of the East Japan Railway Company. The Suigun Line splits from Kami-Sugaya Station: The Main Line and the Hitachi-Ōta Branch. There are nine stations in the city: Godai Station, Shimo-Sugaya Station, Naka-Sugaya Station, Kami-Sugaya Station, Hitachi-Kōnosu Station, Urizura Station, and Shizu Station on the Main Line as well as Minami-Sakaide Station and Nukada Station on the Hitachi-Ota branch. The city also has a major expressway running through it, the Jōban Expressway, which is operated by the East Nippon Expressway Company.

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