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Mito
水戸市
Special city
City skyline over ume of Kairaku-en
City skyline over ume of Kairaku-en
Flag
Flag
Location of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture
 
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Area
 • Total 217.45 km2 (83.96 sq mi)
Population (June 1, 2010)
 • Total 265,993
 • Density 1,223.24/km2 (3,168.2/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ume
- Flower Bush clover (hagi)
- Bird White Wagtail
Phone number 029−224−1111
Address 1-4-1 Chūō, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken
310−8610
Website www.city.mito.lg.jp

Mito (水戸市 Mito-shi) is the capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan.

It has been recognized as a special city since 2001.

History

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

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