Higashiōsaka, Osaka

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Higashiōsaka
東大阪市
Core city
Nagase River in Higashiōsaka
Nagase River in Higashiōsaka
Flag of Higashiōsaka
Flag
Location of Higashiōsaka in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Higashiōsaka in Osaka Prefecture
Higashiōsaka is located in Japan
Higashiōsaka
Higashiōsaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°40′46″N 135°36′03″E / 34.67944°N 135.60083°E / 34.67944; 135.60083Coordinates: 34°40′46″N 135°36′03″E / 34.67944°N 135.60083°E / 34.67944; 135.60083
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Junzō Nagao
Area
 • Total 61.81 km2 (23.86 sq mi)
Population (August 1, 2011)
 • Total 509,230
 • Density 8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Camphor Laurel
- Flower Ume
Address 50-4 Aramoto-kita, Higashiōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu
577-8521
Phone number 06-4309-3000
Website City of Higashiōsaka

Higashiōsaka (東大阪市 Higashiōsaka-shi?, literally "East Osaka") is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city is known as one of the industrial cities of Japan and "the rugby football town".

As of August 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 509,230 and a population density of 8,200 persons per km². The total area is 61.81 km².

History[edit]

The city was founded on February 1, 1967, by a merger of three cities, Fuse (布施?), Kawachi (河内?) and Hiraoka (枚岡?), in eastern Osaka Prefecture.

Transportation[edit]

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Roads[edit]

Politics[edit]

Higashiōsaka municipal office.

Higashiōsaka is governed by mayor Junzō Nagao, and supported by the Japanese Communist Party. The city assembly is dominated by the Liberal Democratic Party.

Elections[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interactive City Directory". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Higashiōsaka, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons