Naka, Ibaraki

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Naka
那珂市
City
Naka city hall
Naka city hall
Flag of Naka
Flag
Official seal of Naka
Seal
Location of Naka in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Naka in Ibaraki Prefecture
Naka is located in Japan
Naka
Naka
 
Coordinates: 36°27′26.6″N 140°29′12.3″E / 36.457389°N 140.486750°E / 36.457389; 140.486750Coordinates: 36°27′26.6″N 140°29′12.3″E / 36.457389°N 140.486750°E / 36.457389; 140.486750
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 97.82 km2 (37.77 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 53,534
 • Density 547/km2 (1,420/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Sunflower
- Bird Swan
Phone number 029-298-1111
Address Fukuda 1819-5, Naka-shi, Ibaraki 311-0192
Website Official website

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).

Geography[edit]

Naka is located in north-central Ibaraki Prefecture, with the Naka River and Kujigawa River flowing through the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Naka has 11 elementary schools, five middle schools, and two high schools, as well as the Ibaraki Women's Junior College.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oak Ridge, Tennessee Sister City Partners". Oak Ridge Tennessee Sister Cities Support Organization. 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 

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