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Ōtawara 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 75,289 and a population density of 212 persons per km². Its total area was 354.36 km². The city's name may also be spelled "Ohtawara" as indicated by the official city website.GeographyŌtawara is located in northeast Tochigi Prefecture in the foothills of the Nasu region. About 50% of Ōtawara is covered by rice fields with about 12% being mountains and forests. The average elevation of Ōtawara is 217.76 meters.Ōtawara is approximately 40 kilometers north of Utsunomiya, the capital of Tochigi, and approximately 50 km east of the historic city of Nikkō.ClimateŌtawara has an average temperature of 1.2 degrees Celsius in January up to 23.1 degrees Celsius in August and an annual average temperature of 12.5 degrees Celsius. Ōtawara averages approximately 158.7 centimeters of rainfall per year with the wettest months being June through September.Surrounding municipalities Tochigi Prefecture Nasushiobara Sakura Yaita Nasu Nakagawa Daigo Tanagura
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