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日立市
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Location of Hitachi in Ibaraki
Location of Hitachi in Ibaraki
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki
Area
 • Total 225.55 km2 (87.09 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2008)
 • Total 195,844
 • Density 868/km2 (2,250/sq mi)

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

History

Hitachi became a city in 1939.

Industry

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

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

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