Higashiura, Aichi

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Higashiura

東浦町
Town
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
Flag
Official seal of Higashiura
Seal
Location of Higashiura in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Higashiura in Aichi Prefecture
Higashiura is located in Japan
Higashiura
Higashiura
 
Coordinates: 34°59′N 136°58′E / 34.983°N 136.967°E / 34.983; 136.967Coordinates: 34°59′N 136°58′E / 34.983°N 136.967°E / 34.983; 136.967
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu region
Tōkai region
PrefectureAichi Prefecture
DistrictChita
Government
 • MayorAkihiko Kamiya
Area
 • Total31.14 km2 (12.02 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2015)
 • Total49,905
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,000/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
Websitewww.town.aichi-higashiura.lg.jp (in Japanese)
Higashiura town hall

Higashiura (東浦町, Higashiura-chō) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2015, the town had an estimated population of 49,794 and a population density of 1600 persons per km². The total area was 31.14 km².

Geography[edit]

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

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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

Education[edit]

Higashiura contains a high school, three middle schools and seven elementary schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Odai Matsuri - held annually in April

References[edit]

  1. ^ 東浦町の概要 (in Japanese). Higashiura. Retrieved 21 January 2011.

External links[edit]