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Ichikai (市貝町, Ichikai-machi) is a town located in Tochigi Prefecture, 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 is 64.25 km².

Ichikai

市貝町
Ichikai Town Office
Ichikai Town Office
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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
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTochigi Prefecture
DistrictHaga
Area
 • Total64.25 km2 (24.81 sq mi)
Population
(May 2015)
 • Total11,664
 • Density182/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCryptomeria
- FlowerChrysanthemum
- BirdOriental turtle dove
Phone number0285-68-1111
AddressŌaza Ichikai 1280, Ichikai-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi-ken 321-3493
Websitehttp://www.town.ichikai.tochigi.jp/

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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