Ōharu, Aichi

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Ōharu
大治町
Town
Ōharu Town hall
Ōharu Town hall
Flag of Ōharu
Flag
Coat of arms of Ōharu
Coat of arms
Location of Ōharu in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Ōharu in Aichi Prefecture
Ōharu is located in Japan
Ōharu
Ōharu
 
Coordinates: 35°10′30.2″N 136°49′12.3″E / 35.175056°N 136.820083°E / 35.175056; 136.820083Coordinates: 35°10′30.2″N 136°49′12.3″E / 35.175056°N 136.820083°E / 35.175056; 136.820083
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Ama
Area
 • Total 6.59 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 31,226
 • Density 4,740/km2 (12,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Chinaberry
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 052 (444) 2711
Address 1-1 Daimon-Nishi, Ōharu-chō, Ama-gun, Aichi-ken 490-1192
Website Official website

Ōharu (大治町 Ōharu-chō?) is a town located in Ama District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 31,226 and a population density of 4740 persons per km². The total area was 6.59 square kilometres (2.54 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Ōharu is located in western Aichi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

Ōharu Village was established in 1889. It was raised to town status in 1975. In 2008, discussions were held to merge Ōharu with neighboring Shippō, Jimokuji and Miwa towns. The latter three municipalities formed the new city of Ama, but Ōharu withdrew from the negotiations, and remains an independent municipality.

Education[edit]

Ōharu has three elementary and one middle school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Ōharu is not served by any passenger rail transport. The nearest train station is Nakamura Kōen on the Nagoya Municipal Subway’s Higashiyama Line in neighboring Nakamura-ku, Nagoya.

Highway[edit]

  • Nagoya Dai-Ni Kanjo Expressway

External links[edit]

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