Hiratsuka, Kanagawa


Hiratsuka, Kanagawa

Infobox City Japan
Name= Hiratsuka
JapaneseName= 平塚市
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Region= Kantō
Prefecture= Kanagawa
District=
Area_km2= 67.83
PopDate= January 2008
Population= 260,419
Density_km2= 3840
Coords=
LatitudeDegrees= 35
LatitudeMinutes= 19
LatitudeSeconds=
LongtitudeDegrees= 139
LongtitudeMinutes= 21
LongtitudeSeconds=
Tree=Camphor Laurel
Flower= Dianthus
Bird= Egret
Symbol

SymbolDescription= Flag
Mayor= Ritsuko Ōkura
CityHallPostalCode=254-8686
CityHallAddress= 9-1 Sengenchō, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken
CityHallPhone= 0463-23-1111
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.hiratsuka.kanagawa.jp/ Hiratsuka City]

nihongo|Hiratsuka|平塚市|Hiratsuka-shi is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. Hiratsuka is located on the Kanto plain midway between Tokyo and Mt. Fuji, and has a 5 Kilometer coastline in the Shonan area on the Pacific Ocean in Sagami bay.

As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 260,419 and the density of 3,840 persons per km². The total area is 67.83 km².

The city was founded on April 1, 1932. The current mayor is Ritsuko Okura the city's first female mayor, who was re-elected in 2007 for a second term with approximately 60% of the votes cast.

Hiratsuka's sister city is Lawrence, Kansas.

History

Transportation

*Route 1, to Tokyo or Kyoto
*Route 129, to Sagamihara
*Route 134, to Yokosuka via Kamakura
*Route 271, to Atsugi or Odawara (toll)
*Tōkaidō line (rail), to Tokyo or Atami

Tourist attractions

*Tanabata festival

External links

* [http://www.city.hiratsuka.kanagawa.jp/index_e.htm Official website] in English


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