World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Kashima, Ibaraki

Kashima
鹿嶋市
City
View of Kashima Shrine
View of Kashima Shrine
Location of Kashima in Ibaraki Prefecture
Location of Kashima in Ibaraki Prefecture
Kashima is located in Japan
Kashima
Location in Japan
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Ibaraki Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Toshirō Uchida
Area
 • Total 93.57 km2 (36.13 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2010)
 • Total 66,249
 • Density 708.02/km2 (1,833.8/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Pine
 • Flower Rugosa rose
 • Bird Green pheasant
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City Hall Address 1187-1 Hirai, Kashima-shi, Ibaraki-ken
314-8655
Phone number 0299-82-2911
Website .jp.ibaraki.kashima.citywww

Kashima (鹿嶋市 Kashima-shi) is a port city in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 1, 2010, the city has an estimated population of 66,249 and a population density of 708.02 persons per km2. The total area is 93.57 km2.

Kashima was formerly a town within Kashima District and was elevated to city status after merging with the neighboring village of Ōno on September 1, 1995.

Kashima is the home of the J. League's most successful team to date, the Kashima Antlers. Its home field, Kashima Soccer Stadium, was used as a site during the World Cup in 2002. The city is also the site of the Kashima Shrine, a Shinto temple which is considered the birthplace of many influential styles of swordplay (Kenjutsu) in Japan. It's one of the oldest shrines in eastern Japan, founded in 660 BC according to legend, and the real date is estimated from historical studies as the 4th century.

Kashima is the central city of the Kashima Industrial Zone, and it has a large industrial park with about 1500 factories, especially petrochemical and steel plants. The Japanese Government created this zone in 1963, and the development was mostly completed in 1973.

Transportation

Kashima is at the eastern end of the JR Kashima Line, which connects it (through the Narita Line and Sobu Line) to Chiba Prefecture and Tokyo. The Higashi-Kantō Expressway follows a similar route from Kashima to Tokyo.

The closest major airport is Narita International Airport, linked by expressway. A large international freight port, Kashima Port, is located in the industrial zone.

External links

  • Official website (Japanese)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.