Kanie, Aichi

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Kanie

蟹江町
Town
Sunari Festival
Sunari Festival
Flag of Kanie
Flag
Official seal of Kanie
Seal
Map of Aichi Prefecture with Kanie highlighted in yellow
Map of Aichi Prefecture with Kanie highlighted in yellow
Kanie is located in Japan
Kanie
Kanie
 
Coordinates: 35°07′56.1″N 136°47′12.5″E / 35.132250°N 136.786806°E / 35.132250; 136.786806Coordinates: 35°07′56.1″N 136°47′12.5″E / 35.132250°N 136.786806°E / 35.132250; 136.786806
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu region
Tōkai region
PrefectureAichi Prefecture
DistrictAma
Area
 • Total11.09 km2 (4.28 sq mi)
Population
(May 2015)
 • Total36,789
 • Density3,320/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeOsmanthus fragrans
- FlowerJapanese iris
Phone number0567-95-1111
Address3-1 Gakuto, Kanie-chō, Ama-gun, Aichi-ken 497-8601
Websitehttp://www.town.kanie.aichi.jp
Kanie town office

Kanie (蟹江町, Kanie-chō) is a town located in Ama District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 36,789 and a population density of 3320 persons per km². The total area was 11.09 square kilometres (4.28 sq mi).

Etymology[edit]

The origin of the town's name comes from the once-plentiful crab (, kani) population.[1]

History[edit]

Kanie Town was created with the establishment of the municipalities system on April 1, 1889. In October 2003, Kanie participated in discussions with regards to a possible merge with neighboring town of Yatomi and village of Jūshiyama. However, negotiations failed in 2004 and Kanie decided to remain as an independent municipality.

Geography[edit]

Kanie is located in the southwest Aichi Prefecture. All of the town is at sea level.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Economy[edit]

Kanie is primarily a regional commercial center and bedroom community for the Nagoya metropolis.

Education[edit]

Middle schools

  • Kanie Middle School
  • Kanie-Kita Middle School

Elementary schools

  • Kanie Elementary School
  • Funairi Elementary School
  • Sunishi Elementary School
  • Shin-Kanie Elementary School
  • Funairi Elementary School

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

  • Owari Onsen hot spring
  • Sunari Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction to Kanie town". Kanie official website. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  2. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Kanie, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons