Yachiyo town office
Location of Yachiyo in Ibaraki Prefecture
|o Total||58.99 km2 (22.78 sq mi)|
|o Density||373/km2 (970/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Bird||Eurasian skylark|
|Address||1170, ?aza Sugenoya, Yachiyo-machi, Y?ki-gun, Ibaraki-ken 300-3592|
Yachiyo (?, Yachiyo-machi) is a town located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2015, the town had an estimated population of 21,978, and a population density of 373 persons per km². Its total area is 58.99 km².
Located in far southwestern Ibaraki Prefecture, the Kinugawa River flows through Yachiyo.
With the creation of the municipalities system after the Meiji Restoration on April 1, 1889, the villages of Nakay?ki and Shimoy?ki were created within Y?ki District of Ibaraki Prefecture, as well as the village of Anj? in Okada District and Kawanishi in Makabe District, and Nishitoyoda in Toyoda District. These five villages merged to form the village of Yachiyo on January 1, 1955. Yachiyo was elevated to town status on February 1, 1972.
Yachiyo has 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.
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