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Hirata, Fukushima

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Country  Japan
District  Ishikawa District
- Flower  Dandelion
Population  6,445 (Nov 2014)
Bird  Oriental turtle dove
Region  Tōhoku
- Tree  Pinus densiflora
Area  93.53 km²
Local time  Sunday 11:54 AM
Prefecture  Fukushima Prefecture
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Time zone  Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Weather  6°C, Wind SW at 11 km/h, 53% Humidity

Hirata (平田村, Hirata-mura) is a village located in Ishikawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the village had an estimated population of 6,445 and a population density of 68.9 persons per km². The total area was 93.53 square kilometres (36.1 sq mi).

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Map of Hirata, Ishikawa District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Geography

Hirata is located in southeast Fukushima prefecture, approximately halfway between the cities of Iwaki and Kōriyama. The landscape consists of rolling hills with an altitude of between 500 and 700 meters.

  • Rivers: Abukuma River
  • Neighboring municipalities

  • Fukushima Prefecture
  • Iwaki
  • Kōriyama
  • Sukagawa
  • Tamakawa
  • Ishikawa
  • Furudono
  • Ono
  • History

    The area of present-day Hirata was part of ancient Mutsu Province. After the Meiji Restoration, it was organized as part of Nakadōri region of Iwaki Province.

    The village of Hirata was formed on March 31, 1955 through the merger of the villages of Yomogida and Odaira.

    Economy

    The economy of Hirata is primarily based on agriculture.

    Education

  • Fukushima Prefectural Ono Higher Hirata High School
  • Hirata Yomogida High School
  • Hirata Odaira Middle School
  • Hirata Yomogida School
  • Hirata Odaira Elementary School
  • Railway

  • Hirata is not served by any train stations
  • Highway

  • Japan National Route 49
  • Japan National Route 349
  • Local attractions

  • Site of Yomogida Castle
  • Shibazakura Matsuri
  • Komagata Jangara Nembutsu Folk Dance
  • References

    Hirata, Fukushima Wikipedia


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