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Hitachi
日立市
City
Flag
Flag
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)
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

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.


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