Higashiura, Aichi

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Higashiura
東浦町
Town
A park in Higashiura
A park in Higashiura
Flag of Higashiura
Flag
Official seal of Higashiura
Seal
Location of Higashiura in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Higashiura in Aichi Prefecture
Higashiura is located in Japan
Higashiura
Higashiura
 
Coordinates: 34°59′N 136°58′E / 34.983°N 136.967°E / 34.983; 136.967Coordinates: 34°59′N 136°58′E / 34.983°N 136.967°E / 34.983; 136.967
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Chita
Government
 • Mayor Tokumitsu Imura (井村徳光 Imura Tokumitsu?)
Area
 • Total 31.08 km2 (12.00 sq mi)
Population (November 2011)
 • Total 49,794
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora [1]
- Flower Deutzia crenata
Phone number 0562-83-3111
Address Higashiura-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2192
Website www.town.higashiura.aichi.jp (Japanese)

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.

Geography[edit]

Higashiura is located in the northern tip of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Higashiura is a regional commercial center and a bedroom community for Nagoya.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "東浦町の概要" (in Japanese). Higashiura. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 

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