Kamisu city hall
Location of Kamisu in Ibaraki Prefecture
Coordinates: 35°53′23.8″N 140°39′52.3″E / 35.889944°N 140.664528°E / 35.889944; 140.664528Coordinates: 35°53′23.8″N 140°39′52.3″E / 35.889944°N 140.664528°E / 35.889944; 140.664528
146.94 km2 (56.73 sq mi)
Population (September 2015)
642/km2 (1,660/sq mi)
Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Japanese bush warbler
4991-5, Mizoguchi, Kamisu-shi, Ibaraki-ken 314-0192
Industry and harbour of Kamisu
Kamisu (神栖市, Kamisu-shi?) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of September 2015, the city had an estimated population of 94,281 and a population density of 642 persons per km². Its total area was 146.94 square kilometres (56.73 sq mi).
2 Surrounding municipalities
7 Sister city relations
8 Local attractions
9 Notable people from Kamisu
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Kamisu is located in the extreme southeastern portion of Ibaraki Prefecture. The city forms a rough triangle, with Chiba Prefecture on the western side and the Pacific Ocean on the east. The Tone River flows through the city.
The village of Kamisu was established within Kashima District by the merger of the villages of Ikisu and Karuno on March 1, 1955. It was elevated to town status on January 1, 1970. The city of Kamisu was established on August 1, 2005, from the merger of the town of Kamisu and the town of Hasaki (also from Kashima District).
Kamisu has a large industrial base, with many chemical, petrochemical, specialty chemical plants, and refineries. The city is part of the Kashima Rinkai Industrial Zone. The Kashima Power Station is also located in Kamisu.
Kamisu has 15 elementary schools, eight middle schools, and four high schools.