Miyoshi, Aichi

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Miyoshi
みよし市
City
Miyoshi city hall
Miyoshi city hall
Flag of Miyoshi
Flag
Official seal of Miyoshi
Seal
Location of Miyoshi in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Miyoshi in Aichi Prefecture
Miyoshi is located in Japan
Miyoshi
Miyoshi
 
Coordinates: 35°5′22″N 137°4′29.4″E / 35.08944°N 137.074833°E / 35.08944; 137.074833Coordinates: 35°5′22″N 137°4′29.4″E / 35.08944°N 137.074833°E / 35.08944; 137.074833
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Area
 • Total 32.19 km2 (12.43 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 62,001
 • Density 1,930/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Pinus thunbergii
- Flower Satsuki azalea
Phone number 0561-32-2111
Address Kozaka 50-banchi, Miyoshi-shi, Aichi-ken 470-0295
Website Official website

Miyoshi (みよし市 Miyoshi-shi?) is a city located in central Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 62,001 and a population density of 1,930 persons per km². The total area was 32.19 square kilometres (12.43 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Miysohi is situated in central Aichi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

“Miyoshi” as a local place name appears in documents in the Edo period. Miyoshi Village was created within Nishikamo District, Aichi Prefecture on August 8, 1881, and merged with neighboring villages in 1906 to reach its present geographic borders.

On April 1, 1958, Miyoshi was raised to town status, and its population exceeded 50,000 in 2002. During 2003-2005, discussions were held to merge Miyoshi with the city of Toyota, but the merger proposal was strongly opposed by the majority of the inhabitants of Miyoshi. As a result, the merger did not take place, and instead Miyoshi was elevated to city status on January 4, 2010. With its change in status, Miyoshi changed the spelling of its name from kanji (三好) to hiragana (みよし)

Economy[edit]

Miyoshi has a very industrial economy, with many factories producing automobiles or automotive-related components, mostly connected with Toyota Corporation.

Education[edit]

  • Tokai Gakuen University
  • Miyoshi has eight elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school, in addition to one special education school.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Noted people from Miyoshi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US-Japan Sister Cities by State". Asia Matters for America. Honolulu, HI: East-West Center. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Miyoshi, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons