Oyama, Tochigi

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Oyama
小山市
City
upper:Omoigawa River,upper middle: Oyama Yuen, Oyamamachi Station lower middle: Shirahige Jinja, Oyama City Achiveslower:Aeon Oyama shopping center
upper:Omoigawa River,
upper middle: Oyama Yuen, Oyamamachi Station
lower middle: Shirahige Jinja, Oyama City Achives
lower:Aeon Oyama shopping center
Flag of Oyama
Flag
Official seal of Oyama
Seal
Location of Oyama in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Oyama in Tochigi Prefecture
Oyama is located in Japan
Oyama
Oyama
 
Coordinates: 36°18′52.6″N 139°48′0.6″E / 36.314611°N 139.800167°E / 36.314611; 139.800167Coordinates: 36°18′52.6″N 139°48′0.6″E / 36.314611°N 139.800167°E / 36.314611; 139.800167
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 171.76 km2 (66.32 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 165,852
 • Density 966/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols  
• Tree Quercus myrsinaefolia
• Flower Omoigawazakura (Prunus × subhirtella)
• Bird Japanese wagtail
Phone number 0285-23-1111
Address 1-1-1 Chūō-chō, Oyama-shi, Tochigi-ken 323-8686
Website Official website
Oyama City Hall

Oyama (小山市 Oyama-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 165,852 and a population density of 966 persons per km2. Its total area was 171.76  km2. In 2006, Oyama became the second most populous city in Tochigi Prefecture, with the capital Utsunomiya retaining the number one spot.

Geography[edit]

Oyama is located in the far southeastern corner Tochigi Prefecture, bordered by Ibaraki Prefecture to the south and east. The Omoigawa, a branch of the Watarase River flows through the center of the city.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Oyama-shuku was a post station on the Nikkō Kaidō connecting Edo with the shrines at Nikkō, and was controlled by Utsunomiya Domain during the Edo period. Oyama town was established within Shimotsuga District, Tochigi with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Oyama merged with the neighboring village of Otani on March 31, 1954 and was elevated to city status. On April 18, 1963, Oyama annexed the town of Mamada and village of Mita, both from Shimotsuga District. This was followed by the town of Kuwakinu on September 30, 1965.

Economy[edit]

Oyama is a regional commercial center with a mixed economy. In agriculture, cultivation of rice, kampyo and sericulture are important. One of the major employers in the city is Komatsu making iron castings, diesel engines, fork lift trucks and other hydraulic equipment.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

It also has a North Korean school, Tochigi Korean Elementary and Junior High School (栃木朝鮮初中級学校).

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External relations[edit]

Noted people from Oyama[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Cairns Post
  2. ^ a b Lübz official home page
  3. ^ [2] Tochigi Prefectural government official home page
  4. ^ [3] baseball-reference.com
  5. ^ [4] baseball-reference.com

External links[edit]

Media related to Oyama, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons