Kanuma, Tochigi

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Kanuma
鹿沼市
City
Kanuma City Hall
Kanuma City Hall
Flag of Kanuma
Flag
Official seal of Kanuma
Seal
Location of Kanuma in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Kanuma in Tochigi Prefecture
Kanuma is located in Japan
Kanuma
Kanuma
 
Coordinates: 36°34′1.5″N 139°44′42.2″E / 36.567083°N 139.745056°E / 36.567083; 139.745056Coordinates: 36°34′1.5″N 139°44′42.2″E / 36.567083°N 139.745056°E / 36.567083; 139.745056
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 490.64 km2 (189.44 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 98,883
 • Density 202/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 0289-64-2111
Address 1688-1 Imamiyachō, Kanuma-shi, Tochigi-ken 322-0068
Website Official website

Kanuma (鹿沼市 Kanuma-shi?) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 98,883 and a population density of 202 persons per km². Its total area was 490.64 km2 (189.44 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Kanuma is located in central Tochigi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Kanuma was the castle town for a 25,000 koku feudal domain in the early Edo period. Even after the domain was suppressed by the Tokugawa shogunate, the area continued to prosper from its location with a number of post stations on the Nikkō Reiheishi Kaidō.

The modern city was founded on October 10, 1948. On January 1, 2006, the town of Awano (from Kamitsuga District) was merged into Kanuma.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Kanuma has 28 primary schools, ten middle schools and five high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External relations[edit]

Noted people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bakken, Ryan (2003-10-21). "Japanese Residents Will Dedicate New Garden". Grand Forks Herald. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kanuma, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons