|• Total||31.14 km2 (12.02 sq mi)|
(October 1, 2019)
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|- Tree||Cinnamomum camphora|
|- Flower||Deutzia crenata|
|Address||Higashiura-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2192|
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, 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).
Higashiura is located in the northern tip of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture.
Per Japanese census data, the population of Higashiura has been increasing steadily over the past 70 years.
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.
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.
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.
- Owari-Morioka - Ogawa - Ishihama - Higashiura
- The route of the Tōkaidō Main Line passes through Higashiura, but no stations are located within the town.
- Odai Matsuri - held annually in April
- Official website (in Japanese)