Miyoshi, Aichi

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Miyoshi
みよし市
City
Flag of Miyoshi
Flag
Location of Miyoshi in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Miyoshi in Aichi Prefecture
Miyoshi is located in Japan
Miyoshi
Miyoshi
 
Coordinates: 35°5′N 137°4′E / 35.083°N 137.067°E / 35.083; 137.067Coordinates: 35°5′N 137°4′E / 35.083°N 137.067°E / 35.083; 137.067
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 32.11 km2 (12.40 sq mi)
Population (August 2011)
 • Total 60,534
 • Density 1,890/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus thunbergii
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 0561-32-2111
Address Kozaka 50-banchi, Miyoshi-shi, Aichi-ken 470-0295
Website City of Miyoshi
Miyoshi City Hall

Miyoshi (みよし市 Miyoshi-shi ?) is a city located in central Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of October 2011, the city has an estimated population of 60,534 and a population density of 1,890 persons per km². The total area is 32.11 km².

Geography[edit]

Miysohi is situated in central Aichi Prefecture.

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History[edit]

“Miyoshi” as a local place name appears in documents in the Edo period. Miyoshi Village was created within Nishikamo District, Aichi Prefecture on August 8, 1881, and merged with neighboring villages in 1906 to reach its present geographic borders.

On April 1, 1958, Miyoshi was raised to town status, and its population exceeded 50,000 in 2002. During 2003-2005, discussions were held to merge Miyoshi with the city of Toyota, but the merger proposal was strongly opposed by the majority of the inhabitants of Miyoshi. As a result, the merger did not take place, and instead Miyoshi was elevated to city status on January 4, 2010. With its change in status, Miyoshi changed the spelling of its name from kanji (三好) to hiragana (みよし)

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