Ushiku, Ibaraki

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Ushiku city hall
Ushiku city hall
Flag of Ushiku
Official seal of Ushiku
Location of Ushiku in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Ushiku in Ibaraki Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°58′45.7″N 140°8′58.4″E / 35.979361°N 140.149556°E / 35.979361; 140.149556Coordinates: 35°58′45.7″N 140°8′58.4″E / 35.979361°N 140.149556°E / 35.979361; 140.149556
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
 • Total 58.92 km2 (22.75 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 84,285
 • Density 1,430/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus fragrans
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 029-873-2111
Address 3-15-1 Chuo, Ushiku-shi, Ibaraki-ken 300-1292
Website Official website

Ushiku (牛久市, Ushiku-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 84,285 and a population density of 1,430 persons per km². Its total area was 58.92 square kilometres (22.75 sq mi).


Ushiku is located in southern Ibaraki Prefecture, in the low-lying marshy flatlands south of Lake Kasumigaura. It is about 50 kilometers from central Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]


The area of Ushuku developed as a castle town around Ushiku Domain under the Tokugawa shogunate in the Edo period.

The village of Ushiku was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On January 1, 1954 it was elevated to town status and to city status on June 1, 1986.


Ushiku is a local commercial center and has a small industrial park, however, the local economy remains based on agriculture, primarily rice cultivation .


Ushiku has eight elementary schools, six middle schools, and four high schools.




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Noted people from Ushiku[edit]


  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sister City Exchange Program - Ushiku, Japan". Whitehorse, The Wilderness City. Whitehorse, Yukon official home page. 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sister Cities". Orange City Council, Australia's Colour City. Orange City official home page. 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Detainees' families fighting for dignity — and hugs | The Japan Times". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 

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