Site of Expo 2005
Location of Nagakute in Aichi Prefecture
|• Mayor||Ippei Yoshida|
|• Total||21.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||2,680/km2 (6,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Flower||Satsuki azalea|
|Address||60-1 Yazako, Shironouchi, Nagakute-shi, Aichi, Japan 480-1196|
Nagakute is located the flatlands of central Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the west.
During the Sengoku period, the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute was held in this vicinity. During the Edo period area of modern Nagakute was part of the holdings of Owari Domain. Nagakute Village was established within Aichi District on May 10, 1906 through the merger of the hamlets of Nagakute (different spelling as 長湫村), Kamigō and Yazako. Nagakute was elevated to town status on April 1, 1971. Expo 2005 was a major boost to the local economy, and led to the construction of the Linimo, a commercial linear motor train, to connect the area with the Nagoya metropolis. Nagakute was elevated to city status on January 4, 2012.
- Aichi Medical University
- Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music
- Aichi Shukutoku University
- Aichi Prefectural University
- Nagakuta has six elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools.
- Linimo – Tobu Kyuryo Line
- The Tōmei Expressway passes through Nagakute, but there is no interchange within city limits
Sister city relations
Noted people from Nagakute
- Shinta Fukushima – professional soccer player
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Nagakute, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)