Taketoyo

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Taketoyo

武豊町
Taketoyo Town Office
Taketoyo Town Office
Flag of Taketoyo
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Location of Taketoyo in Aichi Prefecture
Location of Taketoyo in Aichi Prefecture
Taketoyo is located in Japan
Taketoyo
Taketoyo
 
Coordinates: 34°51′3.8″N 136°54′53″E / 34.851056°N 136.91472°E / 34.851056; 136.91472Coordinates: 34°51′3.8″N 136°54′53″E / 34.851056°N 136.91472°E / 34.851056; 136.91472
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu region
Tōkai region
PrefectureAichi
DistrictChita
Area
 • Total26.38 km2 (10.19 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total43,147
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeCinnamomum camphora
- FlowerCamellia sasanqua
Phone number0569-72-1111
Address2 Nagaoyama, Taketoyo-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2406
WebsiteOfficial website

Taketoyo (武豊町, Taketoyo-chō) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 43,147 in 18,392 households,[1] and a population density of 1,636 persons per km². The total area of the town was 26.38 square kilometres (10.19 sq mi).

Geography[edit]

Taketoyo is located in the northeast corner of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture, bordered by Mikawa Bay to the east. Part of the town's area is within the borders of the Mikawa Wan Quasi-National Park.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Per Japanese census data,[2] the population of Taketoyo has been increasing over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 10,790—    
1950 15,504+43.7%
1960 17,103+10.3%
1970 25,575+49.5%
1980 33,924+32.6%
1990 38,105+12.3%
2000 39,993+5.0%
2010 42,416+6.1%

Climate[edit]

The town has a climate characterized by characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Taketoyo is 15.5 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1672 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.5 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.6 °C.[3]

History[edit]

The village of Taketoyo was established within Chita District, Aichi by the early Meiji period establishment of the modern municipalities system on October 1, 1889. Taketoyo was raised to town status on February 15, 1891.

An Imperial decree in July 1899 established Taketoyo as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom.[4]

On October 5, 1954, Taketoyo annexed the neighboring village of Fuki, also from Chita District.

Economy[edit]

Due to its location near the Greater Nagoya metropolis and the port facilities at the Port of Kinuura, Taketoyo is home to numerous factories, including glass manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. Chubu Electric Power also has a large electrical generating facility, the Taketoyo Thermal Power Station, which provides substantial employment and tax revenues. The traditional industries in the town center around the production of soy sauce, miso and cotton products.

Education[edit]

  • Taketoyo has four public elementary schools and two public junior high schools operated by the town government and one public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation[edit]

Railway[edit]

JR logo (central).svg Central Japan Railway Company - Taketoyo Line

Meitetsu logomark 2.svg MeitetsuKōwa Line

Meitetsu logomark 2.svg MeitetsuChita New Line

Highway[edit]

Notable people from Taketoyo[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Taketoyo, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons