Naka city hall
Location of Naka in Ibaraki Prefecture
|• Total||97.82 km2 (37.77 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||547/km2 (1,420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||Fukuda 1819-5, Naka-shi, Ibaraki 311-0192|
Naka (那珂市 Naka-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 53,534 and a population density of 547 persons per km². Its total area was 97.82 square kilometres (37.77 sq mi).
Naka is located in north-central Ibaraki Prefecture, with the Naka River and Kujigawa River flowing through the city.
On March 31, 1955 the town of Sugaya and villages of Godai, Nakata, Kanzaki, Toda, Yoshino and Kizaki were merged to become the town of Naka (within 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). Om January 21, 2005 - Naka absorbed the town of Urizura (from Naka District) to become the city of Naka. Naka annexed the town of Urizura on January 21, 2005.
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Naka has 11 elementary schools, five middle schools, and two high schools, as well as the Ibaraki Women's Junior College.
- JR East - Suigun Line
- JR East – Suigun Line - Hitachi-Ōta Branch
Sister city relations
- The Japan Atomic Energy Agency operates a Fusion research facility in the town, which houses the JT-60, one of the premiere tokamak fusion reactors in the world.
- Ibaraki Botanical Garden
- Kiuchi Brewery
- Kasamatsu Park and Stadium
- Shizu Jinja
- Shizumine Furusato Park
- "Oak Ridge, Tennessee Sister City Partners". Oak Ridge Tennessee Sister Cities Support Organization. 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
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