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Masumida Shrine in Ichinomiya
Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Kazuo Tani|
|• Total||113.91 km2 (43.98 sq mi)|
|Population (September 1, 2013)|
|• Density||3,322.00/km2 (8,603.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Round-Leaf Holly|
|- Flower||Chinese bellflower|
|Address||2-5-6 Honmachi, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi-ken
Ichinomiya (一宮市 Ichinomiya-shi?) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The city is often called Owari-Ichinomiya to avoid confusion with another Ichinomiya (now part of the city of Toyokawa). The pre-expansion city was once part of now-defunct Nakashima District until September 1, 1921.
On April 1, 2005, the city was expanded by absorbing the city of Bisai, and the town of Kisogawa (from Haguri District) which would make the city the fourth largest in Aichi Prefecture, only behind (by largest to third largest) Nagoya, Toyota, and Toyohashi. Following this merger, the city now has a population of at least 380,000 and the city has scheduled to become a Core City sometime in the future.
- Aichi Prefecture
- Gifu Prefecture
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- 1889: The town of Ichinomiya was founded by the mergers of Ichinomiya and Ichishiki.
- September 1, 1921: The city was founded.
- 1940: Merged with the villages of Haguri and Nishinari.
- 1955: Merged with surrounding 8 municipalities.
- April 1, 2002: Ichinomiya became a Special City.
- April 1, 2005: Absorbed the city of Bisai and the town of Kisogawa (from Haguri District).
Ichinomiya has nine sister cities, all members of the "Kazutoyo and Chiyo Summit". Ichinomiya is one of the members of the summit.
- Kakegawa, Shizuoka
- Gujō, Gifu
- Anpachi, Gifu
- Kōchi, Kōchi
- Nagahama, Shiga
- Ōmi, Shiga
- Takahama, Fukui
- Torahime, Shiga
- "recruit.kanesue.co.jp Company profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-12-07.
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