Toyonaka, Osaka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Toyonaka
豊中市
Core city
Flag of Toyonaka
Flag
Location of Toyonaka in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Toyonaka in Osaka Prefecture
Toyonaka is located in Japan
Toyonaka
Toyonaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°47′N 135°28′E / 34.783°N 135.467°E / 34.783; 135.467Coordinates: 34°47′N 135°28′E / 34.783°N 135.467°E / 34.783; 135.467
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Keiichirō Asari
Area
 • Total 36.38 km2 (14.05 sq mi)
Population (January 2010)
 • Total 388,633
 • Density 10,680/km2 (27,700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Sweet Osmanthus
- Flower Rose
Address 3-1-1 Nakasakurazuka, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka-fu
561-8501
Phone number 06-6858-2525
Website Toyonaka City
City Hall of Toyonaka

Toyonaka (豊中市 Toyonaka-shi?) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on October 15, 1936.

As of 2010, the city has an estimated population of 388,633 and a population density of 10,680 persons per km². The total area is 36.38 km². Its peak population was over 420,000.

Toyonaka is a residential area of Osaka Prefecture, and includes Senri New Town.

The city is easy to reach through various modes of transportation, and many of its residents commute daily into Osaka City to work. Osaka University and Osaka Music College have their campuses in Toyonaka.

The Consulate-General of Russia in Osaka is located in Toyonaka.[1]

History[edit]

From ancient times until today Toyonaka has had a sizable population. The events inciting the Jōkyū War were related to an event in Toyonaka. A case on a matter between a favorite lady of the retired emperor Emperor Go-Toba and a local jitō was wrongly resolved, and then the former had the Emperor redecide the case in her favor.

Transportation[edit]

Osaka International Airport is partially located in Toyonaka including its terminal, although it is more commonly associated with the city of Itami.

The city is served by the Osaka Monorail (Senri-Chūō Station, Shōji Station, Shibahara Station, Hotarugaike Station and Osaka Airport Station), the Kita-Osaka Kyūkō Railway (Senri-Chūō Station and Ryokuchi-kōen Station) and the Hankyu Takarazuka Line (Shōnai Station, Hattori-tenjin Station, Sone Station, Okamachi Station, Toyonaka Station and Hotarugaike Station).

Points of interest[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Consulates in Kansai Area." Creation Core Higashi Osaka. Retrieved on January 15, 2009.
  2. ^ スポニチ Sponichi Annex 芸能タレント名鑑

External links[edit]

Media related to Toyonaka, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons