Asahi, Mie

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Asahi
朝日町
Town
Asahi Town Office
Asahi Town Office
Official seal of Asahi
Seal
Location of Asahi in Mie Prefecture
Location of Asahi in Mie Prefecture
Asahi is located in Japan
Asahi
Asahi
 
Coordinates: 35°2′N 136°40′E / 35.033°N 136.667°E / 35.033; 136.667Coordinates: 35°2′N 136°40′E / 35.033°N 136.667°E / 35.033; 136.667
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Mie Prefecture
District Mie
Area
 • Total 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (November 2012)
 • Total 9,941
 • Density 1,660/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree white Prunus
- Flower Sunflower
Phone number 059-377-5651
Address 893 Komukai, Asahi-chō, Mie-gun, Mie-ken 510-8522
Website www.town.asahi.mie.jp

Asahi (朝日町 Asahi-chō?) is a town located in Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of November 2012, the town had an estimated population of 9,941 and a population density of 1660 persons per km². The total area was 5.99 km².

Geography[edit]

Asahi is located in northeastern Mie Prefecture. It is the smallest municipality in Mie Prefecture in terms of area.

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History[edit]

Asahi has been inhabited since at least the Yayoi period, and was the location of one of the battles of the Jinshin War during the Asuka period. During the Meiji period, Asahi was one of the villages established within Asake District of Mie Prefecture in 1889. Asake District was abolished in 1896, and merged with Mie District. Asahi village was raised to town status on October 17, 1957.

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External links[edit]

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