Taketoyo Town Office
Location of Taketoyo in Aichi Prefecture
|• Total||25.92 km2 (10.01 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||1,650/km2 (4,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Cinnamomum camphora|
|- Flower||Camellia sasanqua|
|Address||2 Nagaoyama, Taketoyo-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2406|
Taketoyo (武豊町 Taketoyo-chō) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 42,738 and a population density of 1650 persons per km². The total area was 25.82 square kilometres (9.97 sq mi).
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.
The village of Taketoyo was established in the early Meiji period cadastral reforms of 1878. It 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.
On October 5, 1954, Taketoyo annexed the neighboring village of Fuki, also from Chita District.
Due to its location near the Greater Nagoya metropolis and the port facilities at Kinuura Port, 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 Plant located in Taketoyo. The traditional industries in the town center around the production of soy sauce, miso and cotton products.
- Taketoyo has four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school
- International schools:
- Central Japan Railway Company – Taketoyo Line
- Meitetsu – Kōwa Line
- Meitetsu – Chita New Line
Noted people from Taketoyo
- Shōko Ieda – Author
- US Department of State. (1906). A digest of international law as embodied in diplomatic discussions, treaties and other international agreements (John Bassett Moore, ed.), Vol. 5, p. 759.
- "Escolas Brasileiras Homologadas no Japão" (Archive). Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo. Retrieved on October 13, 2015.
Media related to Taketoyo, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Japanese)
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