Neyagawa, Osaka

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Neyagawa
寝屋川市
Neyagawa City Hall
Neyagawa City Hall
Flag of Neyagawa
Official seal of Neyagawa
Location of Neyagawa in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Neyagawa in Osaka Prefecture
Neyagawa is located in Japan
Neyagawa
Neyagawa
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°46′N 135°38′E / 34.767°N 135.633°E / 34.767; 135.633Coordinates: 34°46′N 135°38′E / 34.767°N 135.633°E / 34.767; 135.633
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureOsaka
Government
 • MayorYoshihiro Baba
Area
 • Total24.70 km2 (9.54 sq mi)
Population
 (March 1, 2022)
 • Total228,802
 • Density9,300/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
City hall address1-1 Honmachi, Neyagawa-shi, Ōsaka-fu 572-8555
WebsiteOfficial website
Symbols
FlowerRose
TreeSakura
Neyagawa Green City

Neyagawa (寝屋川市, Neyagawa-shi) is a city located in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 March 2022, the city had an estimated population of 228,802 in 111,545 households and a population density of 9,300 persons per km2.[1] The total area of the city is 24.70 square kilometres (9.54 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Neyagawa is located on the left bank of the Yodo River in the northeastern part of Osaka Prefecture, 15 km from the center of Osaka city and 35 km from the center of Kyoto city. It is 7.22 km north–south, 6.89 km east–west. The city's terrain can be broadly divided into eastern hills and western flatlands. The eastern hills are part of the Ikoma Mountains, about 50m above sea level, and the flat western part is mainly composed of alluvium and is 2 to 3m above sea level. The highest point is 109.6m around the Ishinohōden Kofun.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Osaka Prefecture

Climate[edit]

Neyagawa has a Humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by warm summers and cool winters with light to no snowfall. The average annual temperature in Neyagawa is 15.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1475 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.1 °C, and lowest in January, at around 3.7 °C.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[3] the population of Neyagawa increased extremely rapidly in the 1960s, leveled off until the 2000s and has slowly started to decrease.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1920 15,367—    
1930 18,576+20.9%
1940 25,166+35.5%
1950 34,492+37.1%
1960 50,188+45.5%
1970 206,961+312.4%
1980 255,859+23.6%
1990 256,524+0.3%
2000 250,806−2.2%
2010 238,244−5.0%

History[edit]

The area of the modern city of Neyagawa was within ancient Kawachi Province. The village of Kukasho was established within Matta District with the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1896, the area became part of Kitakawachi District, Osaka. Kukasho was elevated to town status on February 1, 1943. On April 1, 1943, it was merged with the villages of Tomorogi, Toyono and Neyagawa to form the city of Neyagawa.

Government[edit]

Neyagawa has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city council of 24 members. Neyagawa contributes two members to the Osaka Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Osaka 12th district of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy[edit]

Neyagawa is a regional commercial center with some high manufacturing.

Education[edit]

Universities and colleges[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

Neyagawa has 24 public elementary schools and ten public middle schools operated by the city government and three public high schools operated by the Osaka Prefectural Department of Education. There is also one private elementary school and two private combined middle/high schools. The prefecture also operates one special education school for the handicapped and one technical school.[4]

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

JR logo (west).svg JR WestKatamachi Line (Gakkentoshi Line)

Keihan railway logo.svg Keihan Electric Railway - Keihan Main Line

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

Notable people from Neyagawa[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neyagawa city official statistics" (in Japanese). Japan.
  2. ^ Neyagawa climate data
  3. ^ Neyagawa population statistics
  4. ^ "Neyagawa City Homepage". Archived from the original on 2007-02-12. Retrieved 2007-05-25.
  5. ^ "Oakville's Sister City - Neyagawa, Japan". Oakville.ca. Town of Oakville. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-28.

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