Utsunomiya, Tochigi

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Utsunomiya

宇都宮市
Utsunomiya Castle, Statue of gyoza Futaarasan Shrine, Oya Stone Museum Utsunomiya Tower, City view from the tower
Utsunomiya Castle, Statue of gyoza
Futaarasan Shrine, Oya Stone Museum
Utsunomiya Tower, City view from the tower
Flag of Utsunomiya
Flag
Official seal of Utsunomiya
Seal
Location of Utsunomiya in Tochigi Prefecture
Location of Utsunomiya in Tochigi Prefecture
Utsunomiya is located in Japan
Utsunomiya
Utsunomiya
 
Coordinates: 36°33′18.4″N 139°52′57.2″E / 36.555111°N 139.882556°E / 36.555111; 139.882556Coordinates: 36°33′18.4″N 139°52′57.2″E / 36.555111°N 139.882556°E / 36.555111; 139.882556
CountryJapan
RegionKantō
PrefectureTochigi
First official recorded353 AD
City SettledApril 1, 1896
Government
 • MayorEiichi Sato
Area
 • Core city416.85 km2 (160.95 sq mi)
Population
 (January 1, 2020)
 • Core city519,223
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Metro
[1] (2015)
1,103,745 (15th)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeGinkgo biloba
- FlowerSatsuki azalea
Phone number028-632-2222
Address1-1-5, Asahi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi-ken 320-8540
WebsiteOfficial website
Utsunomiya City Hall

Utsunomiya (宇都宮市, Utsunomiya-shi) is a Japanese city in Tochigi Prefecture on the island of Honshu It is the capital city of the prefecture.[2] It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "UEA Code Tables". Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Utsunomiya" Japan Encyclopedia, p. 1019.
  3. Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; retrieved 2012-12-5.

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