Tone, Ibaraki

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Tone
利根町
Town
Tone Town Hall
Tone Town Hall
Flag of Tone
Flag
Official seal of Tone
Seal
Location of Tone in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Tone in Ibaraki Prefecture
Tone is located in Japan
Tone
Tone
 
Coordinates: 35°51′28″N 140°08′21.1″E / 35.85778°N 140.139194°E / 35.85778; 140.139194Coordinates: 35°51′28″N 140°08′21.1″E / 35.85778°N 140.139194°E / 35.85778; 140.139194
Country Japan
Region Tōhoku
Prefecture Ibaraki
District Kitasōma
Area
 • Total 24.90 km2 (9.61 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 16,547
 • Density 665/km2 (1,720/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Canna
Phone number 0297-68-2211 
Address 841-1 Fukawa, Tone-machi, Kitasōma-gun, Ibaraki-ken 300-1696
Website Official website

Tone (利根町 Tone-machi?) is a town located in Kitasōma District, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 16,547 and a population density 665 persons per km². The total area was 24.9  km².

Geography[edit]

Tone is located in the flatlands in the very southern portion of Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Chiba Prefecture to the south. The Tone River, along with the Shin-Tone River and Kogawa River pass through the town.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Tone was part of Shimosa Province and was transferred to Ibaraki Prefecture in 1875 after the start of the Meiji period. The area was organized into the town of Fukawa and the villages of Fumi, and Momma within Kitasōma District, Ibaraki Prefecture with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889.

The modern town of Tone was founded by the merger of Fukawa with Fumi and Momma on January 1, 1955.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Tone is not served by any passenger railway line. The nearest station is Fusa on the Abiko branch line of the JR East’s Narita Line.

Highway[edit]

The town is not served by any national highway. Primary access is by Chiba Prefectural Route 4 and 170, and by Ibaraki Prefectural Route 11, 68 and 209.

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Tone[edit]

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