Mooka, Tochigi

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Moka
真岡市
City
Flag of Moka
Flag
Location of Moka in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Moka in Tochigi Prefecture
Moka is located in Japan
Moka
Moka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°26′N 140°1′E / 36.433°N 140.017°E / 36.433; 140.017Coordinates: 36°26′N 140°1′E / 36.433°N 140.017°E / 36.433; 140.017
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 111.76 km2 (43.15 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 66,988
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.city.moka.tochigi.jp

Moka (真岡市 Mooka-shi?) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on October 1, 1954.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 66,988[1] and a population density of 599.39 persons per km². The total area is 111.76 km².

On March 23, 2009, the town of Ninomiya (from Haga District) was merged into Moka.[2]

Attractions[edit]

Moka is known for the Mooka Railway, which operates steam locomotives. The train line stretches from Shimodate, Ibaraki to Motegi, Tochigi. The town produces 9,000 tons of strawberries annually.[3] There are harvests in mid-November and at the end of May.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 真岡市公式ホームページ Moka City official website. Retrieved August 23, 2008
  2. ^ http://www.kokudo.or.jp/new/cities/sub/kanto/09.htm[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Tempting the taste buds", Daily Yomiuri, Feb. 20, 2010.

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