A park in Higashiura
Location of Higashiura in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Tokumitsu Imura (井村徳光 Imura Tokumitsu?)|
|• Total||31.08 km2 (12.00 sq mi)|
|Population (November 2011)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Cinnamomum camphora |
|- Flower||Deutzia crenata|
|Address||Higashiura-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2192|
Higashiura (東浦町 Higashiura-chō?) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2011, the town had an estimated population of 49,794 and a population density of 1600 persons per km². The total area was 31.08 km².
Higashiura is located in the northern tip of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture.
The area around Higashiraura has been settled since prehistoric times, and archaeologists have uncovered Jomon period shell middens dating approximately 7000 BC. In the Sengoku period, the area was under the control of the Mizuno clan and was the birthplace of the mother of Tokugawa Ieyasu. In the Edo period, it was part of the holdings of Owari Domain. The village of Higashiura was established on May 1, 1906 through the merger of five hamlets, all within Chita District. It was elevated to town status on June 1, 1948.
- Central Japan Railway Company – Taketoyo Line
- 東浦町の概要 (in Japanese). Higashiura. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
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- Official website (Japanese)