Mihama, Aichi

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Mihama
美浜町
Town
Minami-Chita Beachland
Minami-Chita Beachland
Flag of Mihama
Flag
Official seal of Mihama
Seal
Location of Mihama in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Mihama in Aichi Prefecture
Mihama is located in Japan
Mihama
Mihama
 
Coordinates: 34°47′N 136°54′E / 34.783°N 136.900°E / 34.783; 136.900Coordinates: 34°47′N 136°54′E / 34.783°N 136.900°E / 34.783; 136.900
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Chita
Area
 • Total 46.38 km2 (17.91 sq mi)
Population (October 2011 [1])
 • Total 24,958
 • Density 538/km2 (1,390/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus thunbergii
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 0569-82-1111 
Address Kowa, Mihama-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2406
Website Town of Mihama HP

Mihama (美浜町 Mihama-chō?) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2011, the town had an estimated population of 24,958 and a population density of 538 persons per km². The total area was 46.39 km².

Geography[edit]

Mihama is located in the center of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, bordered by Mikawa Bay to the east and Ise Bay to the west. Part of the town’s area is within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The town of Mihama was established on April 1, 1955 through the merger of the towns of Kōwa and Noma, both within Chita District. On April 31, 1957, the area of the town expanded when the neighboring town of Kosugaya was dissolved, and divided between Mihama and Tokoname. During March 2006, discussions were held to merge Mihama with the town of Minamichita to the south to form the new city of “Minamicentrair” named after the popular nickname for Chūbu Centrair International Airport, but the merger proposal was strongly opposed by the majority of the inhabitants of Minamichita, and the merger did not take place.

Economy[edit]

Primary industry dominates the economy of Mihama, notably commercial fishing and agriculture.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Mihama[edit]

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