Nagakute, Aichi

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Nagakute
長久手市
City
Site of Expo 2005
Site of Expo 2005
Official seal of Nagakute
Seal
Location of Nagakute in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Nagakute in Aichi Prefecture
Nagakute is located in Japan
Nagakute
Nagakute
 
Coordinates: 35°11′N 137°03′E / 35.183°N 137.050°E / 35.183; 137.050Coordinates: 35°11′N 137°03′E / 35.183°N 137.050°E / 35.183; 137.050
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Ippei Yoshida
Area
 • Total 21.54 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
Population (November 2011)
 • Total 52,995
 • Density 2,460/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Maple
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 0561-63-1111
Address 60-1, Yazako, Shironouchi, Nagakute-shi, Aichi, Japan 480-1196
Website www.town.nagakute.aichi.jp/english/salon/top_e.html

Nagakute (長久手市 Nagakute-shi?) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2011, the city has an estimated population of 52,995 and a population density of 2,460 persons per km². The total area is 21.54 km².

Geography[edit]

Nagakute is located the flatlands of central Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the west.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Sengoku period, the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute was held in this vicinity. During the Edo period area of modern Nagakute was part of the holdings of Owari Domain. Nagakute Village was established within Aichi District on May 10, 1906 through the merger of the hamlets of Nagakute (different spelling as 長湫村), Kamigō and Yazako. Nagakute was elevated to town status on April 1, 1971. Expo 2005 was a major boost to the local economy, and led to the construction of the Linimo, a commercial linear motor train, to connect the area with the Nagoya metropolis. Nagakute was elevated to city status on January 4, 2012.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

The Tōmei Expressway passes through Nagakute, but there is no interchange within city limits

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Noted people from Nagakute[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Nagakute, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons