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Hitachi
日立市
City
Hitachi city hall
Hitachi city hall
Flag of Hitachi
Flag
Official seal of Hitachi
Seal
Location of Hitachi Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Hitachi Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 225.71 km2 (87.15 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
 • Total 183,148
 • Density 811/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Sakura
- Bird Japanese cormorant
- Fish Giant Pacific octopus
Phone number 0294-22-3111
Address 1-1 Sukegawa-chō, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki-ken 317-8601

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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