Mori, Shizuoka

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Mori
森町
Town
Mori Town Hall
Mori Town Hall
Flag of Mori
Flag
Official seal of Mori
Seal
Location of Mori in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Mori in Shizuoka Prefecture
Mori is located in Japan
Mori
Mori
 
Coordinates: 34°50′N 137°56′E / 34.833°N 137.933°E / 34.833; 137.933Coordinates: 34°50′N 137°56′E / 34.833°N 137.933°E / 34.833; 137.933
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Tōkai
Prefecture Shizuoka
District Shūchi
Area
 • Total 133.84 km2 (51.68 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
 • Total 18,606
 • Density 139/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia sasanqua
- Flower Lily
- Bird Common Kingfisher
Phone number 0538-85-2111
Address 2101-1 Mori, Mori-machi, Shūchi-gun, Shizuoka-ken 437-0293
Website Town of Mori

Mori (森町 Mori-machi?) is a town located in Shūchi District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 18,606 and a population density of 139 persons per km². The total area was 133.84 km².

Geography[edit]

Mori is located in an inland area in the hills of western Shizuoka Prefecture. The town has a temperate maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Mori has been known since the Kamakura period as the location of the Oguni Jinja, the ichinomiya of former Tōtōmi Province and a pilgrimage destination. In the Edo period it was largely tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the area was reorganized into Mori within Shūchi District, Shizuoka Prefecture. In 1955-56, the area of the town was expanded through annexation of five neighboring villages. Discussions to merge with neighboring Fukuroi were shelved after a referendum opposing the merger was held in 2009.[1]

Economy[edit]

The economy of Mori is mixed industrial and agriculture. The main industries include automobile-related factories by Toyoda Gosei Co Ltd., and Yamaha Motor Company.

Transportation[edit]

Highway[edit]

Railway[edit]

Noted people from Mori[edit]

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