Ōbu City Hall
Location of Ōbu in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Takayasu Kuno|
|• Total||33.68 km2 (13.00 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2011)|
|• Density||2,550/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||5-70 Chūō-chō, Ōbu-shi, Aichi-ken 474-8701|
|Website||City of Ōbu|
Ōbu is located in the far northeastern neck of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the north.
The village of Ōbu was established on May 1, 1906 through the merger of seven small hamlets within Chita District, and was elevated to town status on November 1, 1915. Ōbu became a city on September 1, 1970. On June 5, 2000, Ōbu was selected for membership in the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Healthy Cities.
Ōbu has a mixed economic base due to its proximity to the Nagoya metropolis and numerous transportation connections.
- Central Japan Railway Company – Tōkaidō Main Line
- Central Japan Railway Company – Taketoyo Line
Sister city relations
Noted people from Ōbu
- Kumiko Koiwai – figure skater
- Kyoko Takezawa – violinist
- Masayoshi Nagata – mathematician
- Hidehiko Yoshida – Olympic gold-medalist judoka
- Takahiro Nakai- Judoka
Media related to Ōbu, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Ōbu City official website (Japanese) (with link to pages in English)
- Sister Cities by the Sea - information on the relationship between Obu and Port Phillip (English and Japanese content).
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