Shimotsuke, Tochigi

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Shimotsuke
下野市
City
Location of Shimotsuke in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Shimotsuke in Tochigi Prefecture
Shimotsuke is located in Japan
Shimotsuke
Shimotsuke
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 36°23′02″N 139°50′43″E / 36.38389°N 139.84528°E / 36.38389; 139.84528Coordinates: 36°23′02″N 139°50′43″E / 36.38389°N 139.84528°E / 36.38389; 139.84528
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Toshio Hirose (since August 2006)
Area
 • Total 74.58 km2 (28.80 sq mi)
Population (May 1, 2011)
 • Total 59,603
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Calabash
- Bird Cettia diphone
Address 1127 Koganei, Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi-ken
329-0492
Phone number 0285-40-5551
Website www.city.shimotsuke.lg.jp

Shimotsuke (下野市 Shimotsuke-shi?) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 59,603, with 21,400 households and a population density of 800 persons per km². The total area is 74.58 km².

The modern city of Shimotsuke was established on January 10, 2006, from the merger of the towns of Minamikawachi (from Kawachi District), and the towns of Kokubunji and Ishibashi (both from Shimotsuga District).

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