Hazu, Aichi

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Hazu
幡豆町
Former municipality
former Hazu Town Hall
former Hazu Town Hall
Location of Hazu in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Hazu in Aichi Prefecture
Hazu is located in Japan
Hazu
Hazu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°48′N 137°8′E / 34.800°N 137.133°E / 34.800; 137.133Coordinates: 34°48′N 137°8′E / 34.800°N 137.133°E / 34.800; 137.133
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Hazu
Merged April 1, 2011
(now part of Nishio)
Area
 • Total 26.05 km2 (10.06 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2010)
 • Total 12,351
 • Density 474.13/km2 (1,228.0/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Myrica rubra
- Flower Azalea

Hazu (幡豆町 Hazu-chō ?) was a town located in Hazu District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 1, 2004, the village had an estimated population of 12,351 and a population density of 474.13 persons per km². Its total area was 26.05 km².

Isshiki was a coastal settlement in southern Aichi Prefecture, on Mikawa Bay. The town economy was based on commercial fishing, and seasonal tourism, with parts of the town within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park. The modern town was founded in 1889, and expanded in 1906 and 1926 by merging with adjacent villages. There is a theme park called "Aichi Kodomo no Kuni" (Aichi Children's Land) with a swimming pool, a camp, walking course, and a small zoo. On the top of the mountain called Sangane in town is a shrine commemorating the war criminals of World War II, including Hideki Tōjō.

On April 1, 2011, Hasu, along with the towns of Isshiki and Kira (all from Hazu District), was merged into the expanded city of Nishio. Hazu District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

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