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Bandō (坂東市, Bandō-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 54,349, and a population density of 442 persons per km². Its total area is 123.03  km².

Bandō

坂東市
Bandō city hall
Bandō city hall
Flag of Bandō
Flag
Official seal of Bandō
Seal
Location of Bandō in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Bandō in Ibaraki Prefecture
Bandō is located in Japan
Bandō
Bandō
 
Coordinates: 36°2′54.3″N 139°53′19.4″E / 36.048417°N 139.888722°E / 36.048417; 139.888722Coordinates: 36°2′54.3″N 139°53′19.4″E / 36.048417°N 139.888722°E / 36.048417; 139.888722
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureIbaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total123.03 km2 (47.50 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2015)
 • Total54,349
 • Density442/km2 (1,140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerTea
- BirdJapanese bush warbler
Phone number0297-35-2121
AddressIwai 4365, Bando City, Ibaraki Prefecture 306-0692
Websitehttp://www.city.bando.ibaraki.jp/

GeographyEdit

Bandō is located in far southwestern Ibaraki Prefecture, on the north bank of the Tone River, bordered by Chiba Prefecture to the southwest. It is approximately 50 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The area of modern Bandō was part of Shimōsa Province until the start of the Meiji period. With the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889, the village of Iwai was created within Sashima District, Ibaraki. Iwai was elevated to town status on July 4, 1900 and to city status on April 1, 1972. The city of Bandō was established on March 22, 2005, from the merger of the city of Iwai with the neighboring town of Sashima.

EconomyEdit

EducationEdit

  • Bandō has 13 elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools.

TransportationEdit

TrainEdit

  • Bandō is not served by any passenger train service.

HighwayEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • site of Sakasai Castle
  • Ibaraki Natural Museum

International relationsEdit

Notable people from BandōEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HA: East-West Center. Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bandō, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons