Mito, Ibaraki

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Mito
水戸市
Special city
City skyline over ume of Kairaku-en
City skyline over ume of Kairaku-en
Flag of Mito
Flag
Official seal of Mito
Seal
Location of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
Mito is located in Japan
Mito
Mito
 
Coordinates: 36°21′57″N 140°28′16.5″E / 36.36583°N 140.471250°E / 36.36583; 140.471250Coordinates: 36°21′57″N 140°28′16.5″E / 36.36583°N 140.471250°E / 36.36583; 140.471250
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 217.32 km2 (83.91 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 270,953
 • Density 1,250/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus mume
- Flower Bush clover (hagi)
- Bird White wagtail
Phone number 029-224-1111
Address 1-4-1 Chūō, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken 310−8610
Website Official website

Mito (水戸市, Mito-shi) is the capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan.[1]

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.[2]

History[change | change source]

Mito was a major center of historical and philosophical studies during the Edo period.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Mito" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 642.
  2. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research (2011), Table 3; retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. Nussbaum, "Ibaraki-ken" at p. 367.

Other websites[change | change source]

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