Tobishima village hall
Location of Tobishima in Aichi Prefecture
|• Total||22.42 km2 (8.66 sq mi)|
|Population (May 2015)|
|• Density||198/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||3-1 Takenogo Tobishima-mura, Ama-gun, Aichi-ken 490-1436|
Tobishima (飛島村? Tobishima-mura) is a village located in Ama District, Aichi Prefecture, in the Tōkai region of Japan. As of May 2015, the town had an estimated population of 4,446 and population density of 198 persons per km². The total area was 22.42 square kilometres (8.66 sq mi). The village contains the place "Aichi-ken Ama-gun Tobishima-mura Ooaza-tobishima Shinden-aza Take-no-gou Yotare Minami-no-wari", which has a claim on having the longest name in Japan.
Tobishima is situated in south-western Aichi Prefecture, bordered by the metropolis of Nagoya to the east, and Mikawa Bay to the south. Most of the village is at sea level.
Tobishima was developed on reclaimed land by the Tokugawa shogunate and again during the Meiji period. The modern village was established on October 1, 1889. The village suffered from damage during the 1944 Tōnankai earthquake and the 1959 Isewan typhoon. As a result, an eight-meter tall seawall was constructed to protect the village against storm surges in 1962.
Tobishima has a mixed agricultural and industrial economy. The Nishi-Nagoya Thermal Power Plant is also located in Tobishima.
Tobishima has one combined elementary/middle school.
- Tobishima does not have any passenger railway service. The nearest train station is Kintetsu-Kanie in the neighboring town of Kanie.
Sister city relations
- "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
Media related to Tobishima, Aichi at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Japanese)