Namegata, Ibaraki

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Namegata
行方市
City
Namegata city hall
Namegata city hall
Flag of Namegata
Flag
Official seal of Namegata
Seal
Location of Namegata in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Namegata in Ibaraki Prefecture
Namegata is located in Japan
Namegata
Namegata
 
Coordinates: 35°59′25.8″N 140°29′20.5″E / 35.990500°N 140.489028°E / 35.990500; 140.489028Coordinates: 35°59′25.8″N 140°29′20.5″E / 35.990500°N 140.489028°E / 35.990500; 140.489028
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 222.48 km2 (85.90 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 34,928
 • Density 157/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ginkgo biloba
- Flower Lilium auratum
- Bird Egret
Phone number 0299-72-0811
Address Aso 1561-9, Namegat-shi, Ibaraki-ken 311-3892
Website Official website
Aerial view of marina on Lake Kasumigaura in Namegata

Namegata (行方市 Namegata-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 34,928 and a population density of 157 persons per km². Its total area was 222.48 square kilometres (85.90 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Namegata is located in south-central Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Lake Kasumigaura to the east and west. It is located approximately 70 kilometers from central Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, portions of what later became the city of Namegata were under the control of Asō Domain, a feudal domain under the Tokugawa shogunate. The towns of Asō and Tamazukuri were created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. The village of Kitaura was established on April 1, 1955 and elevated to town status on October 1, 1997. The three towns merged to form the city of Namegata on September 2, 2005.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Namegata is primarily agriculture, with aquaculture on Lake Kasumigaura taking a predominant role.

Education[edit]

Namegata has 18 elementary schools, five middle schools, and two high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • Namegata does not have any commercial passenger rail service.

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Namegata[edit]

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