Haga, Tochigi

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Haga
芳賀町
Town
Location of Haga in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Haga in Tochigi Prefecture
Haga is located in Japan
Haga
Haga
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°33′N 140°3′E / 36.550°N 140.050°E / 36.550; 140.050Coordinates: 36°33′N 140°3′E / 36.550°N 140.050°E / 36.550; 140.050
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
District Haga
Area
 • Total 70.23 km2 (27.12 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 16,319
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Haga

Haga (芳賀町 Haga-machi?) is a town located in Haga District, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

As of June 2013, the town has an estimated population of 16,319 and a density of 232 persons per km².[1] The total area is 70.23 km².

Geography[edit]

The river Gogyō, a tributary of the river Kokaigawa flows through Haga.[2] Haga borders Utsunomiya, Mooka, Ichikai and Takanezawa in the neighbouring district of Shioya.

Flora and Fauna[edit]

The following flora and fauna represent Haga:[3]

History[edit]

  • 1889 April 1: The three villages of Ubagai, Minatakanezawa and Mizuhashi are established.
  • 1928 November 1: Ubagai becomes a town.
  • 1954 March 31: Ubagai, Minatakanezawa and Mizuhashi are combined to form Haga.
  • 1963 April 1: Japan National Route 123 runs through Haga.

Population[edit]

As of June 2013, the population of Haga is 16,319, of whom 8,132 are male and 8,187 are female.[4] The following table displays the historical populations of Haga:

Historical populations of Haga
Year Pop. ±%
1920 14,603 —    
1930 15,465 +5.9%
1940 16,080 +4.0%
1950 20,677 +28.6%
1960 18,627 −9.9%
1965 17,108 −8.2%
1970 16,169 −5.5%
1975 16,306 +0.8%
1980 16,669 +2.2%
1985 17,161 +3.0%
1990 17,610 +2.6%
1995 17,424 −1.1%
2000 16,988 −2.5%
2005 16,367 −3.7%
2010 16,003 −2.2%
Source: http://www.town.haga.tochigi.jp/chouseijouhou/toukeijouhou/bunya/03/documents/033_12_jinkou_kokusei_kekka.pdf, retrieved 31 July 2013

Administration[edit]

  • Town Mayor: 豊田征夫 Yukuyo Toyoda (Seventh Mayor of Haga, Mayor since 18 May 2007)
  • Town Deputy Mayor: 坪川幹雄 Mikio Tsubokawa (Twelfth Deputy Mayor of Haga, Deputy Mayor since 1 October 2011)
  • Superintendent of Education: 見目政子 Masako Kenmoku (Seventh Superintendent of Education, Superintendent of Education since 11 November 2012) [5]

Transport[edit]

Roads[edit]

Buses[edit]

JR Bus Kantō: Sakushin Gakuin-maeTwin Ring Motegi via Utsunomiya Station and Motegi Station, Sakushin Gakuin mae – Saga-Onsen Roman no Yu via Utsunomiya Station.[7]

Heliports[edit]

Tochigi Heliport[8]

Industry[edit]

Major companies located at Haga-machi industrial complex include: [9]

  • Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
  • Honda Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Kawasaki Microelectronics, Inc.
  • Showa Corporation
  • Marujun Co., Ltd.
  • F-Tech Inc.
  • Yanagawa Seiki Co., Ltd.
  • AutoTechnicJapan Co., Ltd.
  • Kandenko Co., Ltd.
  • Kotobukido
  • Sannotec

Notable people[edit]

Notable people born in Haga include:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Haga, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons