Shinshiro, Aichi

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Shinshiro
新城市
City
Flag of Shinshiro
Flag
Location of Shinshiro in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Shinshiro in Aichi Prefecture
Shinshiro is located in Japan
Shinshiro
Shinshiro
 
Coordinates: 34°54′N 137°30′E / 34.900°N 137.500°E / 34.900; 137.500Coordinates: 34°54′N 137°30′E / 34.900°N 137.500°E / 34.900; 137.500
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Ryoji Hozumi (since October 2005)
Area
 • Total 499.00 km2 (192.66 sq mi)
Population (February 2011)
 • Total 49,731
 • Density 99.7/km2 (258/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus serrulata
- Flower Lilium auratum
- Bird Eurasian Scops-owl
Phone number 0536-23-1111
Address 6-1 Higashi-Iribune, Shinshiro-shi, Aichi-ken 441-1392
Website www.city.shinshiro.aichi.jp
Shinshiro City Hall

Shinshiro (新城市 Shinshiro-shi?) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of February 2011, the city has an estimated population of 49,731 and a population density of 99.7 persons per km². The total area is 499.00 km².

Geography[edit]

Shinshiro is located in east-central Aichi Prefecture. Much of the northern and eastern portion of the city area is covered in mountains and forest, and most was within the borders of the Aichi Kōgen Quasi-National Park

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Battle of Nagashino in 1575

The area of present-day Shinshiro was part of the territories of the Okudaira clan, the predecessors of the Matsudaira clan and Tokugawa clan during the Sengoku period. Their stronghold, Nagashino Castle in what is now the northern part of Shinshiro, was the site of the Battle of Nagashino, between the forces of Oda Nobunaga and the Takeda clan. Noda Castle, at which Takeda Shingen was wounded at the Siege of Noda was also located within the borders of Shinshiro. During the Edo period, most of the area was tenryō territory ruled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate through hatamoto administrators.

After the start of the Meiji period, Shinshiro Town in Minamishitara District, Aichi Prefecture was proclaimed on October 1, 1889. The area of the town expanded through annexation of neighboring villages in 1955 and 1956. The city of Shinshiro was proclaimed on November 1, 1958.

On October 1, 2005, the town of Hōrai, and the village of Tsukude (both from Minamishitara District) were merged into Shinshiro. The city of Shinshiro now covers all of former Minamishitara District.

Economy[edit]

Shinshiro is a regional commercial center, with the economy of concentrated on agriculture and light manufacturing.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Notable people from Shinshiro[edit]

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