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水戸市
Flag of Mito
Flag
Official seal of Mito
Seal
Location of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
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
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureIbaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total217.32 km2 (83.91 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2015)
 • Total270,953
 • Density1,250/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePrunus mume
- FlowerBush clover (hagi)
- BirdWhite wagtail
Phone number029-224-1111
Address1-4-1 Chūō, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken 310−8610
WebsiteOfficial 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

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

References

  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.

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