Kōta, Aichi

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Kōta
幸田町
Town
Flag of Kōta
Flag
Official seal of Kōta
Seal
Location of Kōta in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Kōta in Aichi Prefecture
Kōta is located in Japan
Kōta
Kōta
 
Coordinates: 34°52′N 137°10′E / 34.867°N 137.167°E / 34.867; 137.167Coordinates: 34°52′N 137°10′E / 34.867°N 137.167°E / 34.867; 137.167
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Nukata
Area
 • Total 56.78 km2 (21.92 sq mi)
Population (July 2011)
 • Total 38,205
 • Density 673/km2 (1,740/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus serrulata
- Flower Camellia
Phone number 0564-62-1111
Address Hishiike Kōta-chō, Nakata-gun, Aichi-ken 444-0192
Website Town of Kōta
Kōta Town Office

Kōta (幸田町 Kōta-chō?) is a town located in Nukata District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of July 2011, the town had an estimated population of 38,205 and population density of 673 persons per km². The total area was 56.78 km².

Geography[edit]

Kōta is situated in south-central Aichi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Modern Kōda Village (広田村?) in Nukata District, Aichi Prefecture was formed on May 1, 1906 through the merger of three smaller hamlets. It changed the kanji spelling of its name to the present version on July 28, 1909 with the opening of a train station on the Tōkaidō Main Line. The village was elevated to town status on April 1, 1952. On August 1, 1954, the town merged with former Toyosaka village from Hazu District, at which time it changed its transliteration from Kōda to Kōta. A new town hall was completed in 1985. The city of Gamagōri was proclaimed on April 1, 1954 when the town of Gamagōri merged with the neighboring town of Miya and village of Shiotsu. The village of Otsuka joined Gamagōri on October 1, 1956, followed by Katahara on April 1, 1962 and Nishiura on April 1, 1963.

Economy[edit]

Kōta is a regional commercial center and center for light manufacturing especially for automotive components and electronics.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Highways[edit]

Noted people from Kōta[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kōta, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons