Kitanagoya City Hall West
Location of Kitanagoya in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Tamotsu Nagase|
|• Total||18.37 km2 (7.09 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2012)|
|• Density||4,460/km2 (11,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||15 Shimizuda, Nishinoho, Kitanagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 481-8531|
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.
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. The two towns were merged to create the city of Kitanagoya on March 20, 2006.
Sister city relations
- - Muan, Korea, from January 9, 2008
Notable people from Kitanagoya
- Takuya Ishida - actor
- Atsunori Inaba – professional baseball player
- Kiyoshi Hatanaka – professional boxer
Media related to Kitanagoya, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Kitanagoya City official website (Japanese)
- Kitanagoya City official website (English)
- Kitanagoya City Council of Socialwelfare (Japanese)
- Address list of Kitanagoya (Japanese)
- Weather forecast of Kitanagoya (Japanese)