Takahagi, Ibaraki

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Takahagi
高萩市
City
Takahagi city hall
Takahagi city hall
Flag of Takahagi
Flag
Official seal of Takahagi
Seal
Location of Takahagi in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Takahagi in Ibaraki Prefecture
Takahagi is located in Japan
Takahagi
Takahagi
 
Coordinates: 36°43′9″N 140°43′0.2″E / 36.71917°N 140.716722°E / 36.71917; 140.716722Coordinates: 36°43′9″N 140°43′0.2″E / 36.71917°N 140.716722°E / 36.71917; 140.716722
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 193.58 km2 (74.74 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 29,144
 • Density 151/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Lespedeza
- Bird Green pheasant
Phone number 0293-23-2111
Address 3-10-16 Kasuga-cho, Takahagi-shi, Ibaraki-ken 318-8511
Website Official website

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.

Geography[edit]

Located in northern Ibaraki Prefecture, Takahagi is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east, and by Fukushima Prefecture to the northwest.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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

Economy[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

Takahagi has five elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Train[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • site of Matsuoka Castle
  • Hananuki Dam
  • Takado Beach

External links[edit]

Media related to Takahagi, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons