Tsushima, Aichi

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Tsushima
津島市
City
Tsushima Tenno Festival
Tsushima Tenno Festival
Flag of Tsushima
Flag
Coat of arms of Tsushima
Coat of arms
Location of Tsushima in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Tsushima in Aichi Prefecture
Tsushima is located in Japan
Tsushima
Tsushima
 
Coordinates: 35°11′N 136°44′E / 35.183°N 136.733°E / 35.183; 136.733Coordinates: 35°11′N 136°44′E / 35.183°N 136.733°E / 35.183; 136.733
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Government
Area
 • Total 25.08 km2 (9.68 sq mi)
Population (February 2012)
 • Total 64,948
 • Density 2,590/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus thunbergii
- Flower Japanese wisteria
- Bird Egret
Phone number 0567-24-1111
Address 2-21 Tatekomi-chō, Tsushima-shi, Aichi-ken 496-8686
Website www.city.tsushima.lg.jp

Tsushima (津島市 Tsushima-shi?) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture in the Chūbu region of Japan.

As of 2012, the city has an estimated population of 64,848 and a population density of 2,590 persons per km². The total area is 25.08 km².

Geography[edit]

Tsushima is located in far western Aichi Prefecture.

Surrounding municipalities[edit]

Climate[edit]

Average winter temperatures range from around 0-10 degrees C with occasional snowfall. Summer is hot and humid with occasional typhoons. Summer temperatures are regularly around 30 degrees C. The East Asian rainy season occurs in June.

History[edit]

Tsushima developed as a monzen-machi catering to the pilgrimage traffic to the well-known Shinto shrine of Tsushima Jinja from the Muromachi period. During the Sengoku period, it was controlled by the Oda clan and subsequently in the Edo period was part of the holdings of the Owari Tokugawa of Nagoya.

During the Meiji period, the area was organized into several villages under Ama District, Aichi Prefecture, including the village of Tsushima in 1871. During the Meiji period, the area was a center for textile production. Tsushima was elevated to town status on October 1, 1889, and to city status on March 1, 1947.

Tsushima was hit by the Ise-Wan Typhoon in 1959 which caused widespread damage and flooding.

Transportation[edit]

Railways[edit]

Highways[edit]

Education[edit]

Tsushima has four public junior high schools and eight public elementary schools.

Local attractions[edit]

  • Tsushima Shrine
  • Tenno Matsuri, a festival with a history of over two hundred years. The highlight of this two-day event is the evening festival in which a dozen boats, each decorated with nearly 400 paper lanterns, float down the Tenno River.

Notable people from Tsushima[edit]

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