Kira, Aichi

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Former municipality
Location of Kira in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Kira in Aichi Prefecture
Kira is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°48′N 137°4′E / 34.800°N 137.067°E / 34.800; 137.067Coordinates: 34°48′N 137°4′E / 34.800°N 137.067°E / 34.800; 137.067
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Hazu
Merged April 1, 2011
(now part of Nishio)
 • Total 35.98 km2 (13.89 sq mi)
Population (February 1, 2010)
 • Total 22,280
 • Density 619.2/km2 (1,604/sq mi)
 • Tree Paulownia tomentosa
 • Flower Azalea
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

Kira (吉良町 Kira-chō?) was a town located in Hazu District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 1, 2004, the town had an estimated population of 22,280 and a population density of 619.2 persons per km². Its total area was 35.98 km².

Kira was a coastal settlement in southern Aichi Prefecture, on Mikawa Bay. The town economy was based on commercial fishing and seasonal tourism. The town was founded in 1906, and expanded in March 1955 by merging with adjacent Yokosuka Village.

On April 1, 2011, Kira, along with the towns of Hazu and Isshiki (all from Hazu District), was merged into the expanded city of Nishio. Hazu District was dissolved as a result of this merger.

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