Higashiura

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Higashiura
東浦町
Upper: Aeon Mall Higashiura, Odai Park middle:Aisai Kenko-no-mori Park, Kenko-in lower: Higashiura Station
Upper: Aeon Mall Higashiura, Odai Park
middle:Aisai Kenko-no-mori Park, Kenko-in
lower: Higashiura Station
Flag of Higashiura
Official logo of Higashiura
Location of Higashiura in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Higashiura in Aichi Prefecture
Higashiura is located in Japan
Higashiura
Higashiura
 
Coordinates: 34°58′37.7″N 136°57′56.1″E / 34.977139°N 136.965583°E / 34.977139; 136.965583Coordinates: 34°58′37.7″N 136°57′56.1″E / 34.977139°N 136.965583°E / 34.977139; 136.965583
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu region
Tōkai region
PrefectureAichi
DistrictChita
Area
 • Total31.14 km2 (12.02 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total49,010
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCinnamomum camphora[1]
- FlowerDeutzia crenata
Phone number0562-83-3111
AddressHigashiura-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2192
WebsiteOfficial website
Higashiura town hall

Higashiura (東浦町, Higashiura-chō) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. On 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 49,010 in 20,563 households,[2] and a population density of 1,574 per square kilometre (4,080/sq mi). The total area was 31.14 square kilometres (12.02 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Higashiura is located in the northern tip of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Higashiura has been increasing steadily over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 12,017—    
1950 16,173+34.6%
1960 20,425+26.3%
1970 24,550+20.2%
1980 36,035+46.8%
1990 40,430+12.2%
2000 45,168+11.7%
2010 49,800+10.3%

Climate[edit]

The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Higashiura is 15.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1604 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.6 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.4 °C.[4]

History[edit]

The area around Higashiraura has been settled since prehistoric times, and archaeologists have uncovered Jōmon period shell middens dating approximately 7000 BC. In the Sengoku period, the area was under the control of the Mizuno clan and was the birthplace of the mother of Tokugawa Ieyasu. In the Edo period, it was part of the holdings of Owari Domain.

The village of Higashiura was established on May 1, 1906 through the merger of five hamlets, all within Chita District. It was elevated to town status on June 1, 1948. But later in future, they will be elevated city.

Economy[edit]

Higashiura is a regional commercial center and a bedroom community for Nagoya.

Education[edit]

Higashiura has seven public elementary schools and three public junior high schools operated by the town government and one public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

JR logo (central).svg Central Japan Railway Company - Taketoyo Line

Highway[edit]

The Kilometre Zero of Higashiura

Local attractions[edit]

  • Odai Matsuri - held annually in April

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" 東浦町の概要 (in Japanese). Higashiura. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Higashiura Town official statistics (in Japanese)
  3. ^ Higashiura population statistics
  4. ^ Higashiura climate data

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