Omitama

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Omitama

小美玉市
Omitama city hall
Omitama city hall
Flag of Omitama
Flag
Official seal of Omitama
Seal
Location of Omitama in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Omitama in Ibaraki Prefecture
Omitama is located in Japan
Omitama
Omitama
 
Coordinates: 36°14′21.4″N 140°21′9.2″E / 36.239278°N 140.352556°E / 36.239278; 140.352556Coordinates: 36°14′21.4″N 140°21′9.2″E / 36.239278°N 140.352556°E / 36.239278; 140.352556
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureIbaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total144.74 km2 (55.88 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2015)
 • Total50,941
 • Density352/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerCosmos
- BirdEgret
Phone number0299-48-1111
Address835 Katakura, Omitama-shi, Ibarak-ken 319-0192
Websitehttp://www.city.namegata.ibaraki.jp/

Omitama (小美玉市, Omitama-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 50,941, and a population density of 352 persons per km². Its total area is 144.74 square kilometres (55.88 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Omitama is located in central Ibaraki Prefecture, in the low-lying flatlands north of Lake Kasumigaura.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The city of Omitama was established on March 27, 2006, from the merger of the towns of Ogawa and Minori (both from Higashiibaraki District), and the village of Tamari (from Niihari District). The new city took its name from portions of the three older town and village names from which it was formed, Ogawa, Minori, Tamari.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Omitama has 12 elementary schools, four middle schools, and one high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Airport[edit]

Military facilities[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Omitama[edit]

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