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Shimotsuke (下野市, Shimotsuke-shi) is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 59635 and a population density of 800 persons per km². Its total area was 74.59 km².
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Shomotsuke is located in southeastern Tochigi Prefecture.Tochigi Prefecture
The modern city of Shimotsuke was established on January 10, 2006, from the merger of the towns of Minamikawachi (from Kawachi District), and the towns of Kokubunji and Ishibashi (both from Shimotsuga District).
Agriculture and light manufacturing are mainstays of the local economy, with production of Kanpyō, turmeric and spinach being prominent local crops. The city is increasingly a bedroom community for neighboring Utsunomiya.Jichi Medical University
Shimotsuke also has twelve primary schools, four middle schools and one high school.
JR East – Tōhoku Main Line (Utsunomiya Line)
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site of Shimotsuke kokubun-ji
Shimotsuke Yakushi-ji temple and grave of Dōkyō
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Eiji Ochiai – professional baseball player