Down town of Obu city
Location of Ōbu in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Takayasu Kuno|
|• Total||33.66 km2 (13.00 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||2,640/km2 (6,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||5-70 Chūō-chō, Ōbu-shi, Aichi-ken 474-8701|
Ōbu (大府市 Ōbu-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 88,812 and a population density of 2,640 persons per km². The total area was 33.66 square kilometres (13.00 sq mi).
Ōbu is located in the far northeastern neck of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the north.
The village of Ōbu was established on May 1, 1906 through the merger of seven small hamlets within Chita District, and was elevated to town status on November 1, 1915. Ōbu became a city on September 1, 1970. On June 5, 2000, Ōbu was selected for membership in the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Healthy Cities.
Ōbu has a mixed economic base due to its proximity to the Nagoya metropolis and numerous transportation connections.
- Shigakkan University
- Ōbu has nine elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools.
- Central Japan Railway Company – Tōkaidō Main Line
- Central Japan Railway Company – Taketoyo Line
Sister city relations
Notable people from Ōbu
- Kumiko Koiwai – figure skater
- Kyoko Takezawa – violinist
- Masayoshi Nagata – mathematician
- Hidehiko Yoshida – Olympic gold-medalist judoka
- Takahiro Nakai- Judoka
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Ōbu, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese) (with link to pages in English)
- Sister Cities by the Sea - information on the relationship between Obu and Port Phillip (English and Japanese content).
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