Handa, Aichi

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Handa
半田市
City
Kamesaki Mud-flats Festival on May
Kamesaki Mud-flats Festival on May
Flag of Handa
Flag
Official seal of Handa
Seal
Location of Handa in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Handa in Aichi Prefecture
Handa is located in Japan
Handa
Handa
 
Coordinates: 34°54′N 136°56′E / 34.900°N 136.933°E / 34.900; 136.933Coordinates: 34°54′N 136°56′E / 34.900°N 136.933°E / 34.900; 136.933
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Chita (formerly)
Government
 • Mayor Izō Sakakibara
Area
 • Total 47.24 km2 (18.24 sq mi)
Population (October 2011)
 • Total 118,360
 • Density 2,510/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Japanese Black Pine
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 0569-21-3111
Address 2-1 Tōyō-chō, Handa-shi, Aichi-ken 475-8666
Website City of Handa HP

Handa (半田市 Handa-shi?) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2011, the town has an estimated population of 118,360 and a population density of 2,510 persons per km². The total area is 47.24 km².

Handa City Hall

Geography[edit]

Handa is located in northeastern Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by Mikawa Bay to the east.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, the area of Handa city was part of Owari Domain. In the post-Meiji restoration cadastral reforms of October 1, 1889, the towns of Handa and Kamezaki were founded, as was the town of Narawa the following year. These three towns merged on October 1, 1937 to form the city of Handa.

Economy[edit]

Handa has a strong historical connection with soy sauce, sake and vinegar brewing, and remains the worldwide headquarters of the Mizkan Vinegar Group. [2]. During World War II, Nakajima Aircraft Company established an aircraft production plant in Handa. In the post-war period, this was redeveloped into a heavy industrial zone, including a production plant by Dow Chemical. Handa and Midland, Michigan became Sister Cities in 1981, a relationship that continues to this day.[1]

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Handa[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Handa, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons