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Nasushiobara (那須塩原市, Nasushiobara-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 116,813 and a population density of 197 persons per km². Its total area is 592.74 km².

Nasushiobara

那須塩原市
Nasushiobara City Hall
Nasushiobara City Hall
Flag of Nasushiobara
Flag
Official seal of Nasushiobara
Seal
Location of Nasushiobara in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Nasushiobara in Tochigi Prefecture
Nasushiobara is located in Japan
Nasushiobara
Nasushiobara
 
Coordinates: 36°57′42.2″N 140°2′45.8″E / 36.961722°N 140.046056°E / 36.961722; 140.046056Coordinates: 36°57′42.2″N 140°2′45.8″E / 36.961722°N 140.046056°E / 36.961722; 140.046056
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTochigi Prefecture
Area
 • Total592.74 km2 (228.86 sq mi)
Population
 (May 2015)
 • Total116,813
 • Density197/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreePine
- FlowerYatsuo Tsutsuji (Rhododendron pentaphyllum var. nikoense)
Phone number0287-62-7117
Address108-2, Kyōkonsha, Nasushiobara-shi, Tochigi-ken 325-8501
Websitehttp://www.city.nasushiobara.lg.jp/

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GeographyEdit

Nasushiobara is the northernmost city in the Kantō region of Japan, bordering Fukushima Prefecture to the north. It is located in the northern portion of Tochigi Prefecture, in the mountains.

Surrounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The modern city of Nasushiobara was established on January 1, 2005, from the merger of the former city of Kuroiso, and the towns of Nishinasuno and Shiobara (both previously constituent towns of the separate Nasu District).

EconomyEdit

Nasushiobara relies heavily on seasonal tourism to its hot spring and ski resorts. Agriculture is centered on dairy production. The city mascot, Miruhi, was created to represent the city's dairy production.

EducationEdit

TransportationEdit

Local attractionsEdit

Nasushiobara serves as a gateway for tourism in northern Tochigi.

Noted peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Sports-Reference.com

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nasushiobara, Tochigi at Wikimedia Commons