Kitanagoya, Aichi

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Kitanagoya
北名古屋市
City
Kitanagoya City Hall West
Kitanagoya City Hall West
Flag of Kitanagoya
Flag
Coat of arms of Kitanagoya
Coat of arms
Location of Kitanagoya in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Kitanagoya in Aichi Prefecture
Kitanagoya is located in Japan
Kitanagoya
Kitanagoya
 
Coordinates: 35°15′N 136°52′E / 35.250°N 136.867°E / 35.250; 136.867Coordinates: 35°15′N 136°52′E / 35.250°N 136.867°E / 35.250; 136.867
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Tamotsu Nagase
Area
 • Total 18.37 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
Population (February 2012)
 • Total 81,948
 • Density 4,460/km2 (11,600/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Osmanthus
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 0568-22-1111
Address 15 Shimizuda, Nishinoho, Kitanagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 481-8531
Website www.city.kitanagoya.lg.jp

Kitanagoya (Japanese: 北名古屋市 Hepburn: Kitanagoya-shi?, lit. "North Nagoya") is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 2012, the city has an estimated population of 81,948 and a population density of 4,460 persons per km². The total area is 19.37 km².

The modern city of Kitanagoya was created as a result of merger of two neighboring towns: Shikatsu and Nishiharu (both from Nishikasugai District) on March 20, 2006.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kitanagoya is located in the northwest region of Aichi Prefecture. The city lies within a 10 kilometers range of downtown Nagoya and is relatively small. The city is about 6 kilometers from east to Wwest, and about 4 kilometers from north to south; an area of 18.37 km².

The city is located in the heart of Nobi Plain, approximately five meters above sea level. There are numerous rivers, including the Gojo River, Shin River, and Aise River, which create a natural biosphere. Due to the warm weather throughout the year, agriculture is highly developed, using the productive fertile soil and land with an alluvial fan created by Kiso and Shonai River.[2]

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Kitanagoya was part of rural Nishikasugai District, Aichi from 1889. The area began to develop in the Taishō period with the development of the Meitetsu Inuyama train line. The town of Shikatsu was created on April 1, 1961, followed by Nishiharu on November 1, 1963 as the population increased due to increasing industrialization of the area.[3] The two towns were merged to create the city of Kitanagoya on March 20, 2006.

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Highways[edit]

Education[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

  • Korea - Muan, Korea, from January 9, 2008

Notable people from Kitanagoya[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Kitanagoya City". Kitanagoya City. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  2. ^ Kitanagoya.lg.jp
  3. ^ Kitanagoya.lg.jp

External links[edit]

Media related to Kitanagoya, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons