Higashiōsaka

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Higashiōsaka
東大阪市
Core city
Nagase River in Higashiōsaka
Nagase River in Higashiōsaka
Flag of Higashiōsaka
Flag
Location of Higashiōsaka in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Higashiōsaka in Osaka Prefecture
Higashiōsaka is located in Japan
Higashiōsaka
Higashiōsaka
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°40′46″N 135°36′03″E / 34.67944°N 135.60083°E / 34.67944; 135.60083Coordinates: 34°40′46″N 135°36′03″E / 34.67944°N 135.60083°E / 34.67944; 135.60083
Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Osaka Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Junzō Nagao
Area
 • Total 61.81 km2 (23.86 sq mi)
Population (August 1, 2011)
 • Total 509,230
 • Density 8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Camphor Laurel
 • Flower Ume
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 50-4 Aramoto-kita, Higashiōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu
577-8521
Website www.city.higashiosaka.osaka.jp

Higashiōsaka (東大阪市 Higashiōsaka-shi?, literally "East Osaka") is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The city is known as one of the industrial cities of Japan and "the rugby football town".

As of August 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 509,230 and a population density of 8,200 persons per km². The total area is 61.81 km².

History[edit]

The city was founded on February 1, 1967, by a merger of three cities, Fuse (布施?), Kawachi (河内?) and Hiraoka (枚岡?), in eastern Osaka Prefecture.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Roads[edit]

Economy[edit]

Yamamoto Kogaku, an eyewear manufacturer, known for its brand Swans, is headquartered in the city.[1]

Politics[edit]

Higashiōsaka municipal office.

Higashiōsaka is governed by mayor Junzō Nagao, and supported by the Japanese Communist Party. The city assembly is dominated by the Liberal Democratic Party.

Elections[edit]

Education[edit]

Prefectural senior high schools:

Municipal senior high schools:

Other senior high schools:

North Korea-aligned Korean international schools:

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Profile." Yamamoto Kogaku. Retrieved on March 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "Interactive City Directory". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Higashiōsaka, Osaka at Wikimedia Commons