Chita, Aichi

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Chita
知多市
City
Chita City hall
Chita City hall
Official seal of Chita
Seal
Location of Chita in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Chita in Aichi Prefecture
Chita is located in Japan
Chita
Chita
 
Coordinates: 35°00′N 136°52′E / 35.000°N 136.867°E / 35.000; 136.867Coordinates: 35°00′N 136°52′E / 35.000°N 136.867°E / 35.000; 136.867
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Chita (formerly)
Government
 • Mayor Isao Kato
Area
 • Total 45.76 km2 (17.67 sq mi)
Population (November 2011)
 • Total 84,589
 • Density 1,850/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Myrica rubra
- Flower Azalea
Phone number (0562)33-3151
Address 1-banchi Midori-cho, Chita-shi, Aichi-ken 478-8601
Website City of Chita

Chita (知多市 Chita-shi ?) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2011, the town has an estimated population of 84,598 and a population density of 1850 persons per km². The total area is 45.76 km².

Geography[edit]

Chita is located in northwestern Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by Ise Bay to the east.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The town of Chita was established on April 1, 1955 by the merger of the former towns of Okada, Asahi and Yawata. Chita was elevated to city status on September 1, 1970.

Economy[edit]

Chita has a strong industrial base along its coastline, with electrical power plants, chemical and petrochemical plants and refineries predominating. The interior remains agricultural, with crops including Petasites japonicus and onions, although most agriculture is dependent on irrigation.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Shin Maiko Marine Park
  • Sori Greenery and Fureai Park

Noted people from Chita[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Chita, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons