Ama, Aichi

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Ama
あま市
City
Jimoku Temple
Jimoku Temple
Flag of Ama
Flag
Location of Ama in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Ama in Aichi Prefecture
Ama is located in Japan
Ama
Ama
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°11′N 136°47′E / 35.183°N 136.783°E / 35.183; 136.783Coordinates: 35°11′N 136°47′E / 35.183°N 136.783°E / 35.183; 136.783
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Koji Murakami (since April 2010)
Area
 • Total 27.59 km2 (10.65 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2012)
 • Total 86,708
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Address 18-1 Tsuchinotoi, Ama-shi, Aichi-ken
490-1291
Phone number 052-444-1001
Website www.city.ama.aichi.jp

Ama (あま市 Ama-shi?) is a city in western Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

The modern city of Ama was established on March 22, 2010, from the merger of the towns of Jimokuji, Miwa and Shippō (all from Ama District).[1]

As of February 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 86,708, with 34,092 households and a population density of 3140 persons per km². The total area is 27.59 km².[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Ama is located in the far west of Aichi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Aichi Prefecture

History[edit]

Ama was part of the former Owari Province, which formed the holdings of the Owari Tokugawa of Nagoya in the Edo period. During the Meiji period, the area was organized into several villages under Ama District, Aichi Prefecture. From the Meiji period, the area was a center for Cloisonné production. Jimokuji was elevated to town status on October 1, 1933, Miwa in 1958 and Shippō in 1966. The three towns, plus the town of Ōharu began merger discussions in 2008; however, an agreement could not be made with Ōharu, which left the discussions later that year. The remaining three towns passed a referendum in 2009, and the new city of Ama was created on March 22, 2010.

Transportation[edit]

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Notable people from Ama[edit]

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