Minamichita, Aichi

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Minamichita
南知多町
Town
Himakajima
Himakajima
Flag of Minamichita
Flag
Official seal of Minamichita
Seal
Location of Minamichita in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Minamichita in Aichi Prefecture
Minamichita is located in Japan
Minamichita
Minamichita
 
Coordinates: 34°42′54.5″N 136°55′47.4″E / 34.715139°N 136.929833°E / 34.715139; 136.929833Coordinates: 34°42′54.5″N 136°55′47.4″E / 34.715139°N 136.929833°E / 34.715139; 136.929833
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
District Chita
Area
 • Total 38.37 km2 (14.81 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 18,805
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Quercus phillyraeoides (species of Oak)
- Flower Narcissus
Phone number 0569-65-0711
Address Toyohama, Minamichita-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-3495
Website Official website
MInamichita town hall

Minamichita (南知多町 Minamichita-chō?) is a town in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 2015, the town had an estimated population of 18,805 and a population density of 490 persons per km². The total area was 38.37 square kilometres (14.81 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Minamichita is located in the extreme southern tip of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, including a number of islands in Mikawa Bay. The town is bordered by Mikawa Bay to the east, and Ise Bay to the west. Part of the town’s area are within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The town of Minamichita was established on June 1, 1961 through the merger of the towns of Utsumi, Mihama, and Morozaki, and the villages of Shinojima and Himakajima, all within Chita District. During March 2006, discussions were held to merge Minamichita with the town of Mihama to the north to form the new city of “Minamicentrair” after the popular nickname for Chūbu Centrair International Airport, but the merger proposal was strongly opposed by the majority of the inhabitants of Minamichita, and the merger did not take place.

Economy[edit]

Primary industry dominates the economy of Minamichita, notably commercial fishing and agriculture. Secondary industries include food processing, and seasonal tourism to beach resorts.

Education[edit]

Minamichita has six elementary schools, five middle schools and one high school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highways[edit]

Seaports[edit]

  • Morogizaki Port

Local attractions[edit]

  • Minamichita Onsen - hot spring resort
  • Himakajima - island in Mikawa Bay

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