Takahagi city hall
Location of Takahagi in Ibaraki Prefecture
|• Total||193.58 km2 (74.74 sq mi)|
|Population (September 2015)|
|• Density||151/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Bird||Green pheasant|
|Address||3-10-16 Kasuga-cho, Takahagi-shi, Ibaraki-ken 318-8511|
Takahagi (高萩市 Takahagi-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 29,144 and a population density of 151 persons per km². Its total area was 193.58 km².
During the Edo period, parts of the modern city of Takahagi were administered by Matsuoka Domain, one of the feudal domains of the Tokugawa shogunate. With the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration on April 1, 1889, the town of Matsubara, and the villages of Matsuoka, Takaoka, Kurosaki and Kushigata was established within Taga District, Ibaraki). Matsuoka was raised to town status on April 17, 1928. Matsubara was renamed Takahagi on October 1, 1937.
Takahagi merged with Matsubara, Takaoka and Kurosaki on November 23, 1954 and was raised to city status. The city suffered considerable damage in the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
Takahagi was once part of the Joban coal fields, but the mines were exhausted by the 1960s. Since that time, the economy had been orientated towards light manufacturing and food processing. Agriculture and commercial fishing also play subordinate roles.
Takahagi has five elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools.
- site of Matsuoka Castle
- Hananuki Dam
- Takado Beach
Media related to Takahagi, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)