Shimotsuke, Tochigi

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Shimotsuke
下野市
City
Shimotsuke City Hall
Shimotsuke City Hall
Flag of Shimotsuke
Flag
Official seal of Shimotsuke
Seal
Location of Shimotsuke in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Shimotsuke in Tochigi Prefecture
Shimotsuke is located in Japan
Shimotsuke
Shimotsuke
 
Coordinates: 36°23′13.9″N 139°50′31.4″E / 36.387194°N 139.842056°E / 36.387194; 139.842056Coordinates: 36°23′13.9″N 139°50′31.4″E / 36.387194°N 139.842056°E / 36.387194; 139.842056
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 74.59 km2 (28.80 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 59,635
 • Density 800/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Calabash
- Bird Japanese bush warbler
Phone number 0285-40-5551
Address 1127 Koganei, Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi-ken 329-0492
Website Official website

Shimotsuke (下野市 Shimotsuke-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 59635 and a population density of 800 persons per km². Its total area was 74.59  km².

Geography[edit]

Shomotsuke is located in southeastern Tochigi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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).

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and light manufacturing are mainstays of the local economy, with production of Kanpyō, turmeric and spinach being prominent local crops. The city is increasingly a bedroom community for neighboring Utsunomiya.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • site of Shimotsuke kokubun-ji
  • Shimotsuke Yakushi-ji temple and grave of Dōkyō

International relations[edit]

Noted people from Shimotsuke[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Germany Embassy in Japan

External links[edit]

Media related to Shimotsuke, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons