Hitachi, Ibaraki

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Hitachi
日立市
City
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
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Haruki Ogawa (since April 2015)
Area
 • Total 225.71 km2 (87.15 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 183,148
 • Density 811/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Japanese cormorant
- Fish Giant Pacific octopus
Phone number 0294-22-3111
Address 1-1 Sukegawa-chō, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki-ken 317-8601
Website Official website

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

History[change | change source]

Hitachi became a city in 1939.

Industry[change | change source]

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]

References[change | change source]

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

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