Kōta town hall
Location of Kōta in Aichi Prefecture
|• Total||56.72 km2 (21.90 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||701/km2 (1,820/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Prunus serrulata|
|Address||Hishiike Kōta-chō, Nakata-gun, Aichi-ken 444-0192|
Kōta (幸田町 Kōta-chō?) is a town located in Nukata District, Aichi Prefecture, in the Tōkai region of Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 39,776 and population density of 701 persons per km². The total area was 56.72 square kilometres (21.90 sq mi).
Kōta is situated in south-central Aichi Prefecture.
Modern Kōda Village (広田村?) in Nukata District, Aichi Prefecture was formed on May 1, 1906 through the merger of three smaller hamlets. It changed the kanji spelling of its name to the present version on July 28, 1909 with the opening of a train station on the Tōkaidō Main Line. The village was elevated to town status on April 1, 1952. On August 1, 1954, the town merged with former Toyosaka village from Hazu District, at which time it changed its transliteration from Kōda to Kōta. A new town hall was completed in 1985.
Kōta is a center for manufacturing of automotive components and electronics, especially for Toyota and related companies. One of the more prominent factories in the town is Denso. Agriculture is centered on greenhouse production, with strawberries as a major cash crop.
Kōta has six elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.
Sister city relations
Noted people from Kōta
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Kōta, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese) (with link to pages in English)