Taketoyo, Aichi

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Taketoyo
武豊町
Town
Taketoyo Town Office
Taketoyo Town Office
Flag of Taketoyo
Flag
Location of Taketoyo in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Taketoyo in Aichi Prefecture
Taketoyo is located in Japan
Taketoyo
Taketoyo
 
Coordinates: 34°51′N 136°55′E / 34.850°N 136.917°E / 34.850; 136.917Coordinates: 34°51′N 136°55′E / 34.850°N 136.917°E / 34.850; 136.917
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Chita
Area
 • Total 25.82 km2 (9.97 sq mi)
Population (October 2011)
 • Total 42,502
 • Density 1,650/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora
- Flower Camellia sasanqua
Phone number 0569-72-1111
Address 2 Nagaoyama, Taketoyo-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2406
Website Town of Taketoyo

Taketoyo (武豊町 Taketoyo-chō?) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2011, the town had an estimated population of 42,502 and a population density of 1650 persons per km². The total area was 25.82 km².

Geography[edit]

Taketoyo is located in the northeast corner of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, bordered by Mikawa Bay to the east. Part of the town’s area is within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Taketoyo was established in the early Meiji period cadastral reforms of 1878. It was raised to town status on February 15, 1891.

An Imperial decree in July 1899 established Taketoyo as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom.[1]

On October 5, 1954, Taketoyo annexed the neighboring village of Fuki, also from Chita District.

Economy[edit]

Due to its location near the Greater Nagoya metropolis and the port facilities at Kinuura Port, Taketoyo is home to numerous factories. Chubu Electric Power also has a large electrical generating facility, the Taketoyo Thermal Power Plant located in Taketoyo. The traditional industries in the town center around the production of soy sauce, miso and cotton products.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Noted people from Taketoyo[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Department of State. (1906). A digest of international law as embodied in diplomatic discussions, treaties and other international agreements (John Bassett Moore, ed.), Vol. 5, p. 759.

External links[edit]

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