Motegi, Tochigi

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Motegi
茂木町
Town
Motegi Town Office
Motegi Town Office
Flag of Motegi
Flag
Official seal of Motegi
Seal
Location of Motegi in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Motegi in Tochigi Prefecture
Motegi is located in Japan
Motegi
Motegi
 
Coordinates: 36°31′55.6″N 140°11′15.2″E / 36.532111°N 140.187556°E / 36.532111; 140.187556Coordinates: 36°31′55.6″N 140°11′15.2″E / 36.532111°N 140.187556°E / 36.532111; 140.187556
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
District Haga
Area
 • Total 172.69 km2 (66.68 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 13,501
 • Density 78.2/km2 (203/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Kikyo
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0285-63-1111
Address Ōaza Motegi 155, Motegi-machi, Haga -gun, Tochigi-ken 321-3598
Website Official website

Motegi (茂木町 Motegi-machi?) is a town located in Haga District, Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 13,501 and a population density of 78.2 persons per km². Its total area was 172.69 km².

Geography[edit]

Motegi is located on the far eastern border of Tochigi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The town of Moteki, and the villages of Sakagawa, Nakagawa and Sudo were created within Haga District on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. The three villages were annexed by Moteki on August 1, 1954.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Moteki has four primary schools , three middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Motegi is also the site of "Twin Ring Motegi", a complex built by Honda which hosts all types of car and go-cart racing, the Honda Collection Hall transport museum, a resort-style hotel, and the "Hello Woods" camping and nature area.

The Nissan Proving Grounds for testing off-road vehicles are also located in Motegi.

External links[edit]

Media related to Motegi, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons