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
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTochigi Prefecture
DistrictHaga
Area
 • Total172.69 km2 (66.68 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total13,501
 • Density78.2/km2 (203/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeZelkova serrata
- FlowerKikyo
- BirdJapanese bush warbler
Phone number0285-63-1111
AddressŌaza Motegi 155, Motegi-machi, Haga -gun, Tochigi-ken 321-3598
Websitehttp://www.town.motegi.tochigi.jp/

Motegi (茂木町, Motegi-machi) is a town located in Tochigi Prefecture, 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 is 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