Chiryū

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Chiryū

知立市
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Location of Chiryū in Aichi Prefecture
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Chiryū
 
Coordinates: 35°0′5.029″N137°3′2.17″E / 35.00139694°N 137.0506028°E / 35.00139694; 137.0506028 Coordinates: 35°0′5.029″N137°3′2.17″E / 35.00139694°N 137.0506028°E / 35.00139694; 137.0506028
Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Tōkai)
Prefecture Aichi
Government
  MayorIkuo Hayashi (since December 2008)
Area
  Total16.31 km2 (6.30 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total71,992
  Density4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Zelkova serrata
- Flower Iris laevigata
Phone number0566-83-1111
Address3-1 Hiromi, Chiryū-shi, Aichi-ken 472-8666
Website Official website
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Chiryū City Hall
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Chiryū skyline

Chiryū (知立市, Chiryū-shi) is a city located in central Aichi Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2019, the city had an estimated population of 71,992 in 32,579 households, [1] and a population density of 4,414 persons per km². The total area of the city was 16.31 square kilometres (6.30 sq mi).

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Geography

Chiryū is situated in central Aichi Prefecture bordered by the Aizuma River to the north and the Sawatari River to the south.

Neighboring municipalities

Demographics

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

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 12,253    
1950 17,220+40.5%
1960 20,542+19.3%
1970 41,895+103.9%
1980 49,432+18.0%
1990 54,059+9.4%
2000 62,587+15.8%
2010 68,392+9.3%

Climate

The city has a climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and relatively mild winters (Köppen climate classification Cfa). The average annual temperature in Chiryū is 15.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1579 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.9 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.3 °C. [3]

History

“Chiryū” as a local place name appears in documents in the Nara period, and was located within former Mikawa Province. During the Edo period, the area prospered as Chiryū-juku, one of the post stations on the Tōkaidō connecting Edo with Kyoto. The town was noted for its horse trading fairs. Part of the present day city were under the control of Kariya Domain, a feudal han under the Tokugawa shogunate.

After the Meiji restoration, Chiryū Town was created within Hekikai District, Aichi Prefecture on October 1, 1889 with the establishment of the modern municipalities system. It attained city status on December 1, 1970.

Government

Chiryū has a mayor-council form of government with a directly elected mayor and a unicameral city legislature of 20 members. The city contributes one member to the Aichi Prefectural Assembly. In terms of national politics, the city is part of Aichi District 13 of the lower house of the Diet of Japan.

Economy

The economy of Chiryū is industrial, with automotive parts and automotive electronics manufacturing predominating. Fuji Corporation, a machine tool manufacturer, has its head office and factory in Chiryū. The city has numerous road and rail connections to downtown Nagoya and is increasingly becoming a commuter town.

Education

Chiryū has seven public elementary schools and three public middle schools operated by the city government, and two public high schools operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education. There is also one private high school and three private vocational training schools.

Transportation

Railway

Meitetsu logomark 2.svg MeitetsuNagoya Main Line

Meitetsu logomark 2.svg MeitetsuMikawa Line

Highway

Local attractions

KArakoromo KItsutsu narenishi TSUma shi areba HArubaru kinuru TAbi wo shi zo omou (HA can also be read BA).

The Kikatsubata is the prefectural flower of Aichi prefecture as well as of Chiryū City. Each year at the end of April a festival is held in the temple garden as a celebration of the flowering.

Sister cities

Notable people from Chiryū

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References

  1. Chiryū City official statistics (in Japanese)
  2. Chiryū population statistics
  3. Chiryū climate data
  4. http://www.pref.aichi.jp/kyoiku/bunka/bunkazainavi/yukei/kenzoubutu/kunisitei/0010.html
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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