Agui, Aichi

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Agui

阿久比町
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Agui
 
Coordinates: 34°56′N136°55′E / 34.933°N 136.917°E / 34.933; 136.917 Coordinates: 34°56′N136°55′E / 34.933°N 136.917°E / 34.933; 136.917
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi
District Chita
Area
  Total23.80 km2 (9.19 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total28,291
  Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Ilex integra
- Flower Prunus mume
Phone number0569-48-1111
AddressAgui-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2292
Website Official website
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Agui Town Hall
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Tomb of Hisamatsu clan, Tōun-in

Agui (阿久比町, Agui-chō) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 28,291 in 10,682 households, [1] and a population density of 1,189 persons per km². The total area of the town was 23.80 square kilometres (9.19 sq mi). [2]

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Geography

Agui is located in an inland area of northwestern Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture. It is located approximately 30 minutes by car or express train from downtown Nagoya. The highest elevation is 74.7 meters above sea level. [2]

Neighboring municipalities

Aichi Prefecture

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [3] the population of Agui has been relatively steady over the past 50 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 8,591    
1950 12,061+40.4%
1960 12,918+7.1%
1970 18,499+43.2%
1980 20,880+12.9%
1990 23,932+14.6%
2000 24,029+0.4%
2010 25,460+6.0%

Climate

The town has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Agui is 15.5 °C. [4]

History

The name of Agui is very ancient, and appears in Asuka and Nara period records. During the Muromachi period, the area was the territory of the Hisamatsu clan, and later came under the control of Oda Nobunaga. The village of Agui was founded in October 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system, and became a town on January 1, 1953.

Economy

Agui is largely an agricultural center, and is bedroom community for the city of Nagoya.

Education

Agui has four public elementary schools and one public junior high school operated by the town government, and one public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. The Institute of Sports Medicine and Science is located in Agui.

Transportation

Railway

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Highway

Agui is not served by any national highways.

Local attractions

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References

  1. Agui Town official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. 1 2 阿久比町はこんなところ. Agui official website (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  3. Agui population statistics
  4. Agui climate data

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