Hitachi, Ibaraki

city in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Hitachi (日立市, Hitachi-shi) is Japanese port city on the Pacific coast of Ibaraki Prefecture on the island of Honshu.

Hitachi

日立市
Hitachi city hall
Hitachi city hall
Flag of Hitachi
Flag
Official seal of Hitachi
Seal
Location of Hitachi Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Hitachi Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
Hitachi is located in Japan
Hitachi
Hitachi
 
Coordinates: 36°35′56.9″N 140°39′5.4″E / 36.599139°N 140.651500°E / 36.599139; 140.651500Coordinates: 36°35′56.9″N 140°39′5.4″E / 36.599139°N 140.651500°E / 36.599139; 140.651500
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureIbaraki Prefecture
Government
 • MayorHaruki Ogawa (since April 2015)
Area
 • Total225.71 km2 (87.15 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2015)
 • Total183,148
 • Density811/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerSakura
- BirdJapanese cormorant
- FishGiant Pacific octopus
Phone number0294-22-3111
Address1-1 Sukegawa-chō, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki-ken 317-8601
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Hitachi became a city in 1939.

IndustryEdit

In 1910, Namihei Odaira established a machine repair shop in the city. The business grew into the international company which is named after the city -- Hitachi.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kohno, Michinaga. (2010). "Hitachi and Smart City," p. 1-1 [PDF 4 of 36]; retrieved 2010-4-1.

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