Ichinomiya, Aichi (town)

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Ichinomiya
一宮町
Former municipality
Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture
Ichinomiya is located in Japan
Ichinomiya
Ichinomiya
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°51′10″N 137°25′34″E / 34.85278°N 137.42611°E / 34.85278; 137.42611Coordinates: 34°51′10″N 137°25′34″E / 34.85278°N 137.42611°E / 34.85278; 137.42611
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Hoi
Merged February 1, 2006
(now part of Toyokawa)
Area
 • Total 36.61 km2 (14.14 sq mi)
Population (January 1, 2006)
 • Total 16,440
 • Density 449/km2 (1,160/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Osmanthus
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Ichinomiya (一宮町?, Ichinomiya-chō) was a town located in Hoi District, east-central Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of January 1, 2006, the town had an estimated population of 16,440 and a population density of 449 persons per km². Its total area was 36.61 km².

The town was often called as Mikawa-Ichinomiya to avoid confusion with the much larger city of Ichinomiya in former Owari Province.

History[edit]

Ichinomiya was named after the Ichinomiya of Mikawa Province, the Toga Shrine. Modern Ichinomiya village was created through the merger of two small hamlets on July 1, 1906. It annexed Yamato village from neighboring Yana District in 1954. Ichinomiya was elevated to town status on April 1, 1961.

On February 1, 2006, Ichinomiya was merged into the expanded city of Toyokawa and has ceased to exist as an independent municipality.

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