Hitachi, Ibaraki

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Location of Hitachi in Ibaraki
Location of Hitachi in Ibaraki
Hitachi is located in Japan
Coordinates: 36°36′N 140°39′E / 36.6°N 140.65°E / 36.6; 140.65Coordinates: 36°36′N 140°39′E / 36.6°N 140.65°E / 36.6; 140.65
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki
 • Total 225.55 km2 (87.09 sq mi)
Population (January 2008)
 • Total 195,844
 • Density 868/km2 (2,250/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese zelkova
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Japanese Cormorant
- Fish Giant Pacific Octopus
Website Hitachi City

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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