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Haga (芳賀町, Haga-machi) is a town in Haga District, Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 15,254 and a population density of 217 persons per km². Its total area was 70.16 km².

Haga
芳賀町
Town
Haga Town Office
Haga Town Office
Flag of Haga
Flag
Official seal of Haga
Seal
Location of Haga in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Haga in Tochigi Prefecture
Haga is located in Japan
Haga
Haga
 
Coordinates: 36°32′53.7″N 140°03′29.6″E / 36.548250°N 140.058222°E / 36.548250; 140.058222Coordinates: 36°32′53.7″N 140°03′29.6″E / 36.548250°N 140.058222°E / 36.548250; 140.058222
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
District Haga
Area
 • Total 70.16 km2 (27.09 sq mi)
Population (December 2016)
 • Total 15,899
 • Density 227/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Chinese pear [1]
- Bird Eurasian skylark [1]
Phone number 028-677-1111
Address Ōaza Ubagai 1020, Haga-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken 321-3392
Website Official website
321-3392

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GeographyEdit

Haga is located in southeastern Tochigi Prefecture. The river Gogyō, a tributary of the river Kokaigawa flows through Haga.[2]

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Ubagai, Minatakazeawa and Mizuhashi villages were created within Haga District on 1 April 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. Ubagai was elevated to town status on 1 November 1928. Ubagai merged with Minatakanezawa and Mizuhashi to form Haga on 31 March 1954.[citation needed]

AdministrationEdit

  • Town Mayor: 見目匡 Tadashi Kenmoku (Eighth Mayor of Haga, Mayor since 18 May 2015)
  • Town Deputy Mayor: 上野哲男 Tetsuo Ueno (13th Deputy Mayor of Haga, Deputy Mayor since 15 June 2015)
  • Superintendent of Education: 見目政子 Masako Kenmoku (Seventh Superintendent of Education, Superintendent of Education since 1 November 2012) [3]

DemographicsEdit

As of December 2016, the population of Haga is 15,899, of whom 7,978 are male and 7,921 are female.[4] The following table displays the historical populations of Haga:

Year Pop. ±%
1920 14,603 —    
1930 15,465 +5.9%
1940 16,080 +4.0%
1950 20,677 +28.6%
1960 18,627 −9.9%
1965 17,108 −8.2%
1970 16,169 −5.5%
1975 16,306 +0.8%
Year Pop. ±%
1980 16,669 +2.2%
1985 17,161 +3.0%
1990 17,610 +2.6%
1995 17,424 −1.1%
2000 16,988 −2.5%
2005 16,367 −3.7%
2010 16,003 −2.2%
Source: http://www.town.haga.tochigi.jp/chouseijouhou/toukeijouhou/bunya/03/documents/033_12_jinkou_kokusei_kekka.pdf, retrieved 31 July 2013

EconomyEdit

Major companies located at Haga-machi industrial complex include:[5]

  • Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
  • Honda Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Kawasaki Microelectronics, Inc.
  • Showa Corporation
  • Marujun Co., Ltd.
  • F-Tech Inc.
  • Yanagawa Seiki Co., Ltd.
  • AutoTechnicJapan Co., Ltd.
  • Kandenko Co., Ltd.
  • Kotobukido
  • Sannotec

EducationEdit

Haga has three primary schools and one middle school.

TransportationEdit

RailwayEdit

  • Haga is not served by any train stations

HighwayEdit

BusesEdit

JR Bus Kantō: Sakushin Gakuin-maeTwin Ring Motegi via Utsunomiya Station and Motegi Station, Sakushin Gakuin mae – Saga-Onsen Roman no Yu via Utsunomiya Station.[7]

HeliportsEdit

Tochigi Heliport[8]

Local attractionsEdit

Notable people from HagaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "町のシンボル". 芳賀町. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "鬼怒川・小貝川の概要 River Kinu and River Kokaigawa Summary". 下館河川事務所. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "行政に関する資料 歴代町長・副町長・収入役・教育長 Historical Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Treasurers and Superintendents of Education". 芳賀町. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "人口と世帯数". 芳賀町. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "立地企業一覧y". 芳賀町工業団地管理センター. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  6. ^ "道の駅はが Roadside station Haga". 道の駅はが. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  7. ^ "一般バス路線図 General Bus Route Maps". ジェイアールバス関東株式会社. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  8. ^ "栃木ヘリポートの概要 Tochigi Heliport Summary". 栃木県. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 

External linksEdit

  Media related to Haga, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons