Ōbu, Aichi

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Ōbu
大府市
City
Aichi Health Village Park
Aichi Health Village Park
Flag of Ōbu
Flag
Official seal of Ōbu
Seal
Location of Ōbu in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Ōbu in Aichi Prefecture
Ōbu is located in Japan
Ōbu
Ōbu
 
Coordinates: 35°00′42″N 136°57′49.2″E / 35.01167°N 136.963667°E / 35.01167; 136.963667Coordinates: 35°00′42″N 136°57′49.2″E / 35.01167°N 136.963667°E / 35.01167; 136.963667
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Takayasu Kuno
Area
 • Total 33.66 km2 (13.00 sq mi)
Population (May 2015)
 • Total 88,812
 • Density 2,640/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Holly
- Flower Gardenia
Phone number 0562-47-2111
Address 5-70 Chūō-chō, Ōbu-shi, Aichi-ken 474-8701
Website Official website
Ōbu City Hall

Ōbu (大府市?, Ōbu-shi) is a city located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the city had an estimated population of 88,812 and a population density of 2,640 persons per km². The total area was 33.66 square kilometres (13.00 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Ōbu is located in the far northeastern neck of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, and is bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the north.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The village of Ōbu was established on May 1, 1906 through the merger of seven small hamlets within Chita District, and was elevated to town status on November 1, 1915. Ōbu became a city on September 1, 1970. On June 5, 2000, Ōbu was selected for membership in the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Healthy Cities.

Economy[edit]

Ōbu has a mixed economic base due to its proximity to the Nagoya metropolis and numerous transportation connections.

Education[edit]

  • Shigakkan University
  • Ōbu has nine elementary schools, four middle schools and three high schools.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

Highway[edit]

Sister city relations[edit]

Noted people from Ōbu[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ōbu, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons