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Ibaraki Prefecture

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Ibaraki is also a city: see Ibaraki, Osaka.

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Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県; Ibaraki-ken) is located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan. The capital is Mito.

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History

Ibaraki Prefecture was previously known as Hitachi Province, until the abolition of the Han system in 1871.

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Geography

Ibaraki Prefecture is the northeastern part of the Kanto region, stretching between Tochigi Prefecture and the Pacific Ocean and bounded on the north and south by Fukushima Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture. The northernmost part of the prefecture is mountainous, but most of the prefecture is a flat plain with many lakes.

Cities


Towns and villages

These are the towns and villages in each district.

Mergers

Economy

Ibaraki's industries include energy, particularly nuclear energy, production, as well as chemical and precision machining industries.

Demographics

Ibaraki's population is increasing modestly as the Greater Tokyo region spreads out.

Culture

Famous foods of Ibaraki include natto.

Tourism

Prefectural symbols

Miscellaneous topics

The prefecture is often called "Ibaragi"; however, the official name is "Ibaraki." It is also sometimes jokingly referred as "Chibaragi" combining Chiba and Ibaraki together.

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