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Ichihara
市原市
City
Location of Ichihara in Chiba
Location of Ichihara in Chiba
 
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Chiba
Area
 • Total 368.20 km2 (142.16 sq mi)
Population (August 2010)
 • Total 279,031
 • Density 758/km2 (1,960/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ginkgo
- Flower Cosmos
- Bird Japanese Bush-warbler
Phone number 0436-22-1111
Address 1-1-1 Kokubunjidai Chūō, Ichihara-shi, Chiba-ken 290-8501
Website City of Ichihara

Ichihara (市原市 Ichihara-shi) is a Japanese city in Chiba Prefecture on the island of Honshū.

History

Ichihara is in the area of ancient Kazusa province.

2011 earthquake

On Friday, March 11, 2011, the Tōhoku earthquake caused damage in Ichihara. Natural gas storage tanks were set on fire by the earthquake.

Geography

Ichihara is on the east coast of Toyko bay. In other words, it is on the west coast of Bōsō Peninsula.

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