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Hitachiōta (常陸太田市, Hitachiōta-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2018, the city had an estimated population of 49,987, and a population density of 134 persons per km². Its total area is 371.99 square kilometres (143.63 sq mi).

Hitachiōta

常陸太田市
Hitachiōta city hall
Hitachiōta city hall
Flag of Hitachiōta
Flag
Official seal of Hitachiōta
Seal
Location of Hitachiōta in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Hitachiōta in Ibaraki Prefecture
Hitachiōta is located in Japan
Hitachiōta
Hitachiōta
 
Coordinates: 36°32′17.8″N 140°31′51.3″E / 36.538278°N 140.530917°E / 36.538278; 140.530917Coordinates: 36°32′17.8″N 140°31′51.3″E / 36.538278°N 140.530917°E / 36.538278; 140.530917
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureIbaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total371.99 km2 (143.63 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2018)
 • Total49,987
 • Density134/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerKerria japonica
- BirdAlcedo atthis
Phone number0294-72-3111
Address3690 Kanai-chō, Hitachiōta-shi, Ibaraki-ken  313-8611
Websitehttp://www.city.hitachiota.ibaraki.jp/

GeographyEdit

Hitachiōta is located in northeastern Ibaraki Prefecture, bordered by Fukushima Prefecture to the north.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The town of Ota was established with the creation of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. It was raised to city status on July 15, 1954. On December 1, 2004, the town of Kanasagō, and the villages of Satomi and Suifu (all from Kuji District) were merged into Hitachiōta, more than tripling its size and increasing its population by about 20,000.

EconomyEdit

EducationEdit

Hitachiōta has 14 elementary schools, eight middle schools, and three high schools.

TransportationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

  • Bontenyama Kofun cluster
  • site of Ota Castle
  • Kawanakago onsen

Notable people from HitachiōtaEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hitachiōta, Ibaraki at Wikimedia Commons