Kiyosu, Aichi

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Kiyosu
清須市
City
Kiyosu Castle
Kiyosu Castle
Flag of Kiyosu
Flag
Coat of arms of Kiyosu
Coat of arms
Location of Kiyosu in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Kiyosu in Aichi Prefecture
Kiyosu is located in Japan
Kiyosu
Kiyosu
 
Coordinates: 35°12′N 136°51′E / 35.200°N 136.850°E / 35.200; 136.850Coordinates: 35°12′N 136°51′E / 35.200°N 136.850°E / 35.200; 136.850
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Shizuharu Kato (since August 2005)
Area
 • Total 17.32 km2 (6.69 sq mi)
Population (February 2012)
 • Total 65,680
 • Density 3,790/km2 (9,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cornus florida
- Flower Tulip, Cherry blossom
Phone number 052-400-2911
Address 1238 Sukaguchi, Kiyosu-shi, Aichi-ken 452-8569
Website www.city.kiyosu.aichi.jp

Kiyosu (清須市 Kiyosu-shi?) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2012, the city has an estimated population of 65,680 and a population density of 3,790 persons per km². The total area is 17.32 km².

Geography[edit]

Kiyosu is located in far western Aichi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Kiyosu was the location of a post town (Kiyosu-juku) on the junction of the Nakasendō and the Minoji connecting Kamakura with Kyoto and the Ise Shrine during the Kamakura period. In the Muromachi period, the area was fortified with the construction of Kiyosu Castle, which subsequently became a stronghold of the Oda clan and the base from which Oda Nobunaga consolidated his control over Owari Province during the Sengoku period. After the start of the Edo period, Kiyosu Castle was dismantled by order of Tokugawa Ieyasu, and most of the population relocated to Nagoya. By the start of the Meiji period, the area was a rural area organized into Nishikasugai District of Aichi Prefecture. The town of Kiyosu was proclaimed on August 1, 1889.

The modern city of Kiyosu was established on July 7, 2005, from the merger of the former town Kiyosu absorbing the towns of Shinkawa and Nishibiwajima (all from Nishikasugai District).

On October 1, 2009, the neighboring town of Haruhi (also from Nishikasugai District) was merged into Kiyosu.[1]

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Notable people from Kiyosu[edit]

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External links[edit]

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