Yachiyo, Ibaraki

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Yachiyo
八千代町
Town
Yachiyo town office
Yachiyo town office
Flag of Yachiyo
Flag
Official seal of Yachiyo
Seal
Location of Yachiyo in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Yachiyo in Ibaraki Prefecture
Yachiyo is located in Japan
Yachiyo
Yachiyo
 
Coordinates: 36°10′53.8″N 139°53′28″E / 36.181611°N 139.89111°E / 36.181611; 139.89111Coordinates: 36°10′53.8″N 139°53′28″E / 36.181611°N 139.89111°E / 36.181611; 139.89111
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
District Yūki
Area
 • Total 58.99 km2 (22.78 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 21,978
 • Density 373/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Keyaki
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Eurasian skylark
Phone number 0296-48-1111
Address 1170, Ōaza Sugenoya, Yachiyo-machi, Yūki-gun, Ibaraki-ken 300-3592
Website Official website

Yachiyo (八千代町 Yachiyo-machi?) is a town located in Yūki District, Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 21,978 and a population density of 373 persons per km². Its total area was 58.99 km².

Geography[edit]

Located in far southwestern Ibaraki Prefecture, the Kinugawa River flows through Yachiyo.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, the area around Yachiyo was part of Shimōsa Province. It was transferred to Hitachi Province in 1875.

With the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration on April 1, 1889, the villages of Nakayūki and Shimoyūki were created within Yūki District of Ibaraki Prefecture, as well as the village of Anjō in Okada District and Kawanishi in Makabe District, and Nishitoyoda in Toyoda District. These five villages merged to form the village of Yachiyo on January 1, 1955. Yachiyo was elevated to town status on February 1, 1972.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Yachiyo has 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.

Transportation[edit]

Train[edit]

  • Yachiyo is not served by any passenger train stations

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Yachiyo[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Yachiyo, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons