Omitama

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Omitama
小美玉市
City
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
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 144.74 km2 (55.88 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 50,941
 • Density 352/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Cosmos
- Bird Egret
Phone number 0299-48-1111
Address 835 Katakura, Omitama-shi, Ibarak-ken 319-0192
Website Official website

Omitama (小美玉市 Omitama-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 50,941 and a population density of 352 persons per km². Its total area was 144.74 square kilometres (55.88 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Omigata 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]

Omigawa 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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