Sister Cities of the World

Sister cities of Moriya, Ibaraki

Moriya (守谷市 Moriya-shi) is a city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 62,716, with 23,311 households and a population density of 1,760.20 persons per km². The total area is 35.63 km².

The modern city of Moriya was founded on February 2, 2002 when the former town of Moriya (from Kitasōma District) was elevated to city status; therefore, leaving Kitasōma District.

The city is surrounded by three rivers, one of them the Tone, one of the longest rivers in Japan. In August 2005, the new Tsukuba Express train line connecting Akihabara, Tokyo to Tsukuba, Ibaraki was completed. Moriya is station #15 on this new line, approximately 35 minutes to central Tokyo.

This city is symbol of bird is Bambusicola thoracicus, symbol of tree is Pinus, and symbol of flower is Lilium auratum.

Moriya is a sister city to both Greeley, Colorado, USA and Mainburg, Germany.

Current mayor is Shinichi Aida, since December 1992.

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