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Ichikai (市貝町, Ichikai-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 11,664 and a population density of 182 persons per km². Its total area was 64.25 km².

Ichikai
市貝町
Town
Ichikai Town Office
Ichikai Town Office
Flag of Ichikai
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Location of Ichikai in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Ichikai in Tochigi Prefecture
Ichikai is located in Japan
Ichikai
Ichikai
 
Coordinates: 36°33′N 140°06′E / 36.550°N 140.100°E / 36.550; 140.100Coordinates: 36°33′N 140°06′E / 36.550°N 140.100°E / 36.550; 140.100
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tochigi Prefecture
District Haga
Area
 • Total 64.25 km2 (24.81 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 11,664
 • Density 182/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cryptomeria
- Flower Chrysanthemum
- Bird Oriental turtle dove
Phone number 0285-68-1111
Address Ōaza Ichikai 1280, Ichikai-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken 321-3493
Website Official website

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GeographyEdit

Ichikai is located in eastern Tochigi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

Ichihane and Kokai villages were created within Haga District on April 1, 1889 with the creation of the municipalities system. The two villages merged to form Ichikai village on May 3, 1954. Ichikai was elevated to town status on January 1, 1972.

EconomyEdit

The economy of Ichikai is heavily dependent on agriculture. It is also a bedroom community for nearby Utsunomiya, Mooka and Haga.

EducationEdit

Ichikai has three primary schools and one middle school.

TransportationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ichikai, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons