Kitanagoya City Hall West
Location of Kitanagoya in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Tamotsu Nagase|
|• Total||18.37 km2 (7.09 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||4,570/km2 (11,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||15 Shimizuda, Nishinoho, Kitanagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 481-8531|
Kitanagoya is located in the northwest region of Aichi Prefecture. The city lies within a 10 kilometers range of downtown Nagoya and is relatively small. The city is about 6 kilometers from east to west, and about 4 kilometers from north to south; an area of 18.37 km².
The city is located in the heart of Nobi Plain, approximately five meters above sea level. There are numerous rivers, including the Gojo River, Shin River, and Aise River, which create a natural biosphere.
The area of present-day Kitanagoya was part of rural Nishikasugai District, Aichi from 1889. The area began to develop in the Taishō period with the development of the Meitetsu Inuyama train line. The town of Shikatsu was created on April 1, 1961, followed by Nishiharu on November 1, 1963 as the population increased due to increasing industrialization of the area. The two towns were merged to create the city of Kitanagoya on March 20, 2006.
- Nagoya University of Arts
- Kitanagoya has ten elementary schools, six middle schools and one high school.
Sister city relations
Notable people from Kitanagoya
- Takuya Ishida - actor
- Atsunori Inaba – professional baseball player
- Kiyoshi Hatanaka – professional boxer
- "Profile of Kitanagoya City". Kitanagoya City. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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