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Moriya 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 64,644 and a population density of 1810 persons per km². Its total area was 35.71sqkm.GeographyMoriya is located in southwestern Ibaraki Prefecture, bordering on Chiba Prefecture to the southwest. The city is surrounded by three rivers, the Kinugawa, Kokaigawa and the Tone River, one of the longest rivers in Japan. In terms of area, it is the smallest city in Ibaraki Prefecture. It is located approximately 35 kilometers from central Tokyo.Surrounding municipalities Ibaraki Prefecture Tsukubamirai Toride Jōsō NodaKashiwaHistoryMoriya developed in the Kamakura period as a castle town ruled the Soma clan. During the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate, much of the area was ruled as part of Sakura Domain, followed by Sekiyado Domain. The town of Moriya was established within Kitasōma District on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. It was elevated to city status February 2, 2002.
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