Hirakata, Osaka

Hirakata, Osaka

Infobox City Japan

PopDate=May 2007
LatitudeDegrees= 34
LatitudeMinutes= 49
LongtitudeDegrees= 135
LongtitudeMinutes= 39
Bird=Common Kingfisher

Mayor=Hiroshi Nakatsuka
CityHallAddress=2-1-20 Ogaito-chō, Hirakata-shi, Osaka-fu
CityHallLink= [http://www.city.hirakata.osaka.jp/freepage/gyousei/hpcontent/eng/index.html Hirakata City]

nihongo|Hirakata|枚方市|Hirakata-shi is a city located in north-eastern Osaka, Japan, near the prefectural borders of Nara and Kyoto. It is renowned for its chrysanthemum doll exhibition, as well as Hirakata Park—an amusement park featuring five roller coasters.

The city was founded on August 1, 1947. On April 1, 2001, Hirakata was designated as a special city of Japan.

The total area of the city is 65.07 km². As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 404,884, and a population density of 6,222.28 persons per km².

Mayors of Hirakata

* Soichiro Terashima (in office 1947 - 1955, 1959 - 1967) former mayor of Hirakata-chō
* Harufumi Hatakeyama (1955 - 1959)
* Tomizō Yamamura (1967 - 1975)
* Kazuo Kitamaki (1975 - 1991)
* Kazuo Ōshio (1991 - 1995)
* Hiroshi Nakatsuka (1995 - )

ister and Friendship cities


* Shimanto, Kōchi, Japan - Friendship city agreement concluded in 1974 (with former Nakamura city)
* Betsukai, Hokkaidō, Japan - Friendship city agreement concluded in 1987
* Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan - Friendship city agreement concluded in 1987 (with former Shionoe town)


* Chang Ning District, Shanghai, China - Sister city agreement concluded in 1987
* Logan City, Queensland, Australia - Sister city agreement concluded in 1995



Colleges and Universities

*Kansai Gaidai University
*Osaka Dental University
*Kansai Medical University
*Setsunan University
*Osaka International University
*Osaka Institute of Technology
*National Tax College

Public Transportation


*Keihan Electric Railway
**Keihan Main Line Kozenji Station - Hirakata-koen Station - Hirakata-shi Station - Goten-yama Station - Makino Station - Kuzuha Station
**Katano Line Hirakata-shi Station - Miyanosaka Station - Hoshigaoka Station - Murano Station
*West Japan Railway Company
**Katamachi Line (Gakkentoshi Line) Tsuda Station - Fujisaka Station - Nagao Station


*Route 1 Daini Keihan Road (A toll road)
*Route 1
*Route 168
*Route 170
*Route 307

Famous companies with offices in Hirakata

*Komatsu Osaka plant

External links

* [http://www.city.hirakata.osaka.jp/freepage/gyousei/hpcontent/eng/index.html Hirakata official website] en icon

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