Higashiura

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Higashiura

東浦町
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Upper: Aeon Mall Higashiura, Odai Park
middle:Aisai Kenko-no-mori Park, Kenko-in
lower: Higashiura Station
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Location of Higashiura in Aichi Prefecture
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Higashiura
 
Coordinates: 34°58′37.7″N136°57′56.1″E / 34.977139°N 136.965583°E / 34.977139; 136.965583 Coordinates: 34°58′37.7″N136°57′56.1″E / 34.977139°N 136.965583°E / 34.977139; 136.965583
Country Japan
Region Chūbu region
Tōkai region
Prefecture Aichi
District Chita
Area
  Total31.14 km2 (12.02 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
  Total49,010
  Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- Tree Cinnamomum camphora [1]
- Flower Deutzia crenata
Phone number0562-83-3111
AddressHigashiura-chō, Chita-gun, Aichi-ken 470-2192
Website Official website
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Higashiura town hall

Higashiura (東浦町, Higashiura-chō) is a town located in Chita District, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. On 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 49,010 in 20,563 households, [2] and a population density of 1,574 per square kilometre (4,080/sq mi). The total area was 31.14 square kilometres (12.02 sq mi).

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Geography

Higashiura is located in the northern tip of Chita Peninsula in southern Aichi Prefecture.

Neighboring municipalities

Demographics

Per Japanese census data, [3] the population of Higashiura has been increasing steadily over the past 70 years.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1940 12,017    
1950 16,173+34.6%
1960 20,425+26.3%
1970 24,550+20.2%
1980 36,035+46.8%
1990 40,430+12.2%
2000 45,168+11.7%
2010 49,800+10.3%

Climate

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 Higashiura is 15.7 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1604 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.6 °C, and lowest in January, at around 4.4 °C. [4]

History

The area around Higashiraura has been settled since prehistoric times, and archaeologists have uncovered Jōmon period shell middens dating approximately 7000 BC. In the Sengoku period, the area was under the control of the Mizuno clan and was the birthplace of the mother of Tokugawa Ieyasu. In the Edo period, it was part of the holdings of Owari Domain.

The village of Higashiura was established on May 1, 1906 through the merger of five hamlets, all within Chita District. It was elevated to town status on June 1, 1948. But later in future, they will be elevated city.

Economy

Higashiura is a regional commercial center and a bedroom community for Nagoya.

Education

Higashiura has seven public elementary schools and three public junior high schools operated by the town government and one public high school operated by the Aichi Prefectural Board of Education.

Transportation

Railway

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

Highway

Local attractions

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References

  1. "Archived copy" 東浦町の概要 (in Japanese). Higashiura. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Higashiura Town official statistics (in Japanese)
  3. Higashiura population statistics
  4. Higashiura climate data