Asahi, Aichi

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Asahi
旭町
Former municipality
Location of Asahi in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Asahi in Aichi Prefecture
Asahi is located in Japan
Asahi
Asahi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 35°13′53″N 137°21′44.4″E / 35.23139°N 137.362333°E / 35.23139; 137.362333Coordinates: 35°13′53″N 137°21′44.4″E / 35.23139°N 137.362333°E / 35.23139; 137.362333
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Higashikamo
Merged April 1, 2005
(now part of Toyota)
Area
 • Total 32.11 km2 (12.40 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2005)
 • Total 3,553
 • Density 110.65/km2 (286.6/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Pine
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Asahi (旭町 Asahi-chō?) was a town located in Higashikamo District, north-central Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 1, 2004, the town had an estimated population of 3,553 and a population density of 110.65 persons per km². Its total area was 32.11 km².

Asahi Village was created in 1906 through the merger of four small hamlets. It was elevated to town status on 1967.

On April 1, 2005, Asahi, along with the town of Fujioka, the village of Obara (both from Nishikamo District), the towns of Asuke and Inabu, and the village of Shimoyama (all from Higashikamo District), was merged into the expanded city of Toyota, and has ceased to exist as an independent municipality.