Kōta, Aichi

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Kōta
幸田町
Town
Kōta town hall
Kōta town hall
Flag of Kōta
Flag
Official seal of Kōta
Seal
Location of Kōta in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Kōta in Aichi Prefecture
Kōta is located in Japan
Kōta
Kōta
 
Coordinates: 34°51′52.2″N 137°9′56.4″E / 34.864500°N 137.165667°E / 34.864500; 137.165667Coordinates: 34°51′52.2″N 137°9′56.4″E / 34.864500°N 137.165667°E / 34.864500; 137.165667
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Nukata
Area
 • Total 56.72 km2 (21.90 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 39,776
 • Density 701/km2 (1,820/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Prunus serrulata
- Flower Camellia
Phone number 0564-62-1111
Address Hishiike Kōta-chō, Nakata-gun, Aichi-ken 444-0192
Website Official website

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).

Geography[edit]

Kōta is situated in south-central Aichi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

Kōta has six elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highways[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Kōta[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kōta, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons